UPS is gearing up for its annual holiday season hiring spree.
The shipper announced Tuesday it plans to hire more than 100,000 seasonal employees for full- and part-time positions.
Most of the positions are package handlers, drivers, "driver-helpers" and personal vehicle drivers.
Over the last three years, about 35% of people hired by UPS for seasonal package handler jobs were later hired in a permanent position when the holidays were over, and about 123,000 UPS employees – nearly a third of the company’s U.S. workforce – started in seasonal positions.
UPS didn’t announce how many seasonal workers would be hired in Jacksonville. A check of the UPS jobs site on Tuesday afternoon showed seven current openings.
Among the benefits UPS offers for part-time workers is Earn and Learn, which offers up to $25,000 in tuition assistance.
UPS didn’t announce whether it expects a larger-than-usual increase in deliveries during the holiday season, but Digital Commerce 360 reported Tuesday that web traffic has jumped an average 125% on top retail sites during the pandemic.