UPS To Hire About 95,000 For Holiday Season

  • Seasonal and part-time positions often an entry point to UPS careers
  • Up to 35% of those hired seasonally over the last three years have permanent jobs with the company

UPS (NYSE: UPS) announced today that it expects to hire about 95,000 seasonal employees to support the anticipated increase in package volume that will begin in November and continue through January 2018.

“Our seasonal jobs often lead to permanent employment and even careers for some,” said CEO David Abney. “We offer flexible shifts and full- and part-time positions. If you are a student, a working mom or just looking to make extra money for the holidays, we have a job for you.”

Cyber attack, hurricane weigh on FedEx quarterly profit – Reuters

Package delivery company FedEx Corp on Tuesday reported a lower-than-expected quarterly net profit due to service disruptions from a cyber attack on its Dutch unit, the impact of Hurricane Harvey and higher costs, and also lowered its full-year earnings forecast.

Shares of the company, often considered a bellwether for the U.S. economy as are those of rival United Parcel Service Inc, dipped more than 2 percent in after-hours trading.

The UPS Store Celebrates 5,000th Retail Location Milestone!

The company attributes momentum to its network of convenient locations, diverse franchise opportunities, and a focus on supporting small businesses

The UPS Store, Inc., the nation’s largest franchise system of retail shipping, print and business service centers, is now 5,000+ locations strong, the company announced today.

“The franchise now has a store within 10 miles of 84 percent of the U.S. population,” said Tim Davis, president of The UPS Store. “And with the benefit of a solid value proposition, continued innovation, committed franchisees and the backing of the UPS® brand, the prospect for growth in the years ahead is positive.”

UPS lands $25 million expansion permit – Jax Daily Record

The city issued a permit Friday for United Parcel Service Inc.’s $25 million expansion of its Northwest Jacksonville distribution center and shipping hub.

Plans show the global logistics leader will add about 375,000 square feet of shipping area and three loading wings to enlarge the UPS center to more than 900,000 square feet.

The expansion is part of its $196 million plan to add space and technology to its ground-package hub at 4420 Imeson Road in Westside Industrial Park.