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“Tunnel of Love”: UPS Driver Happy Recipient of Neighborhood Surprise – Spectrum News

Roland Farabee Jr. says he’s just doing his job, delivering packages to the residents of Jamesford Meadows.

Katie Gummerson, however, says he brings much more.

“He is just always smiling. He loves kids. He always honks at them. He loves dogs. He leaves a milk bone on every package, and he’s just a joy to be around, and he just makes you feel happy,” Gumerson says.

That’s why she and her neighbors got together to surprise Farabee with a “tunnel of love.”

They made signs, shirts, and parked along the road so he could drive through, with everyone cheering him on.

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NCCU coach Moton teams with UPS to give 100 meals to frontline workers – ABC 11

NC Central basketball coach LeVelle Moton stresses the importance of giving back to the community — he’s known for his backpack giveaways and now, he’s making sure frontline workers know they are appreciated even a year after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Friday, Moton and his foundation, Velle Cares, teamed with UPS to provide nurses at the WakeMed Brier Creek Emergency Department with 100 meals from Tropical Smoothie Cafe.

“I’ve been blessed to be around some extraordinary people,” Moton said. “Now that I do have a platform, I want to use my platform to be a blessing to everyone else.”

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Pasadena community’s outpouring of love convinces longtime UPS driver to keep same route – MSN

A UPS driver has become a beloved member of a Pasadena community after delivering to the area for more than 30 years.

He recently decided to change his route, but when hundreds of people took to social media in support of the driver, Steve Wammack, he reconsidered.

Wammack decided to change his delivery route to cut down on his 90-minute commute from his house to the UPS facility that serves Pasadena.

“These people out here are my extended family, and I couldn’t leave my route after 30-something years,” said Wammack. “The same streets every day.”

He was inspired to stay by the community he serves. Julie Kimura wrote about Steve leaving the neighborhood on two social media platforms. The post garnered hundreds of comments about how much he would be missed

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UPS to host virtual hiring blitz with jobs starting at $14.50 an hour – WLKY

UPS has increased its need for workers as its shipping volume continues to soar.

The shipping giant is hosting a virtual hiring Blitz on March 6. To handle the high volume of applicants, anyone interested can apply online for the package handler position by clicking here and selecting a virtual interview spot.

Officials say interview times are expected to fill quickly.

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UPS Boss Preaches the Power of No – Stock Xpo

Carol Tomé took over United Parcel Service Inc. in the middle of a pandemic that has sent demand for its services soaring. She’s teaching the delivery giant how to say no.

The longtime finance chief of Home Depot Inc. and first outsider to lead UPS is remaking the company in her number-crunching image, in part by adopting the philosophy that delivering less can be more. And she is using the urgency created by the crisis to revamp its business model in months, not years.

Since she became chief executive in June, UPS has become more selective about which packages it ships. The company is tearing up shipping contracts midterm. Sales leaders evaluate customers less by volume than by what they deliver to the bottom line. Executives are scrutinizing divisions for possible divestitures. Prices are going up.