UPS to Host 170 Job Fairs as It Searches for 100,000 Seasonal Workers – Fortune

 UPS is planning a massive push to bring on seasonal workers, announcing plans to hire 100,000 people to keep up with demand. And to achieve that goal, the delivery service will host nearly 170 job fairs around the country on Friday, Oct. 19.

Dubbing the day “Brown Friday,” UPS will meet directly with job seekers and expects to hire thousands of employees immediately. (The company doesn’t expect to hire all 100,000 seasonal employees at the fairs.)

The 100,000 figure, which UPS announced in mid-September, is a slight uptick from previous years. In 2016 and 2017, for example, the company hired 95,000 seasonal employees.

The drones are coming – Fleet Owner

Unmanned aircraft can help with package deliveries, yard and depot surveillance, traffic management, and more. How are drones being used and tested today, and what does it mean for delivery drivers?

While testing remains in the early stages, this past summer the company received a patent for product-distribution warehouses that float in the sky and are carried and held aloft by blimps. It is part of Amazon’s plan to move toward more drone deliveries from ground-based shipments.

The floating warehouses, or aerial fulfillment centers (AFCs), “may be positioned at an altitude above a metropolitan area and be designed to maintain an inventory of items that may be purchased by a user and delivered to the user by a UAV that is deployed from the AFC,” the patent document said.

Elsewhere, UPS in early 2017 made a successful delivery by drone in partnership with Workhorse, an Ohio manufacturer of the unmanned aircraft as well as electric and hybrid electric vans and pickups.

UPS’s New Atlanta Super Hub Showcases Next Generation Operating Facility

  • Strategically located 1.2 Million square-foot regional sortation and distribution center the second largest in UPS U.S. network; will sort 100,000 pieces per hour
  • New operation streamlines processing and expands capacity for rapidly growing package volume throughout the Southeast U.S.
  • Advanced scanning and sortation technology integrate with data-driven tools to increase efficiency and service reliability
  • Area business and retail customers gain speed to market from UPS connectivity to regional transportation infrastructure

Before Black Friday, UPS To Hold Nationwide ‘UPS Brown Friday’ Hiring Events

  • One-day hiring blitz on October 19 part of UPS’s larger effort to hire about 100,000 seasonal employees
  •  Nearly 170 job fairs across the country; anticipate signing up nearly 40,000 in one day

UPS (NYSE: UPS) announced today that it expects to sign-up nearly 40,000 seasonal employees this Friday, in a one-day hiring blitz it’s calling ‘UPS Brown Friday’.