UPS expanding to atlantic Canada

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by DS, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Globe and mail:
    UPS says it will expand its Canadian network by opening its own operations in Atlantic Canada next April, creating about 250 jobs. The package delivery giant said it will begin pickup and delivery services in Moncton and Halifax, replacing its current agent. UPS says it will add other cities to the network later in 2012. The expansion involves a multimillion-dollar investment from the company based in Mississauga which is part of the UPS, a global package delivery company based in Atlanta, Ga.
    They are offering jobs in NB NS PEI and Newfoundland to any ft driver with no loss of seniority.
     
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Most of those will be long-day jobs with a lot of windshield time.
     
  3. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Yea sweet...I would love to go,but my wife has ties here.Cheap houses,beautiful land,but deadly winters.:people_crybaby:
     
  4. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    GO!!!!!!!
     
  5. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Cool, US drivers too?

    My wife would hurt me just for bringing that up....
     
  6. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    How do you figure they create 250 jobs ?
    They have it under contract, and those contract workers (drivers) probably only work 8 hrs per day.
    UPS will cut many contract drivers and hire their own and make them work 11-12 hrs per day, like everywhere else !

    It's a job loss , not a gain !
     
  7. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    The can't create more non-union jobs that involves any type of package movement.
     
  8. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    You misunderstood. Currently UPS isn;t in Atlantic Canada, but they use contracters to deliver UPS packages.
    Now UPS will deliver thier own packages instead (with UPS trucks and drivers).

    Where is the job gain ?
     
  9. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Oh. Ok. Shoot.
     
  10. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    What don't you understand?They are hiring 250 new people.
     
  11. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    LOL!!!
     
  12. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Yup, and putting 300 independant drivers out of work that are under UPS contract.

    Kinda like when DHL went under in the US.
    Good news, UPS hired another 1000+ drivers.

    Bad news: More DHL drivers have been let go than UPS hired to replace them.
     
  13. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Klein's right. A job gain for UPS offset by a job loss for the region.
     
  14. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Won't they be allowed to apply?
     
  15. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Sure just like DHL drivers were allowed to apply for a UPS job ! Good luck !
     
  16. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    That is sad. I don't like it when they do that. I am not happy with the net job loss, either.
     
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Do you know for a fact that former DHL employees were not allowed to apply for a job at UPS?