UPS Plans to Use Social Media to Deliver the Needed Holiday Workers

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  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    UPS Plans to Use Social Media to Deliver the Needed Holiday Workers - Wall Street Journal

    Even at 108 years old, United Parcel Service Inc. knows how to tweet.

    Last year, about 25,000 of the delivery giant’s total 85,000 seasonal hires came through social media, says Lytana Kids, vice president of workforce planning. She thinks that strategy will pay off again this year as the company seeks to hire even more drivers, loaders and sorters to help out during the holidays.

    Social media is appealing in part because of the company’s targeted prospective employees. College students make excellent “delivery helpers”–riding along with the driver to help deliver packages, she says. Helper jobs, which make up a bulk of the needed workers between Thanksgiving and Christmas, typically pay $10 an hour.
  2. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    $10/hr? :rofl: $8 in my local. You get what you pay for!
  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    If you use social media to hire new workers wouldn't you tend to get workers who spend more time posting on social media than actually working?
  4. I want the old fat chick,to be my helper.
  5. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    She'll break the jump'll never fold up
  6. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    Can I be your helper? I'm awesome...and I won't get lost between the PC and the front
  7. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    College kids tend to quit in 2 weeks after they realize how hard the work is. Some end up as table dealers at downtown casinos, while still going to college.
  8. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Only hired 55,000 last year not 85,000.

    Most of our helpers the last few years have been retirees. Not college kids.
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2014
  9. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    College student here go to school until Christmas Eve and have off until 3 weeks into January. Our helpers are housewives and the unemployed. And unemployable.
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  10. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  11. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    they gave me a helper a few years ago,she looked like Aunt Bea from teh Andy Griffith show,only she weighed at least 275 pounds. It was a fun day,and the next morning i had a GREAT answer for the "what Happened Yesterday???" question
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  12. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    one of them lives in a neighborhood iwhere I sometimes get splits,and she was VERY unhappy when she asked me 'dont you know who I am??????" and i was uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh no
  13. Did you hit It?:alien2:
  14. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    we could have both hit it at the same time and never saw each other lol. She was a BIG girl
  15. Ive,will pass on that bid. All yours.
  16. Brown echo

    Brown echo If u are not alive than for sure truth is not real

    [​IMG] $10 an hour.