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Yo Soy Crecer – UPS

Stories from our Hispanic and Latino UPSers

What does it mean to be a Hispanic or Latin-American? How does heritage influence our relationships, our inspiration and our work?

The stories below were shared by members of Crecer, the Latino/Hispanic Business Resource Group (BRG) at UPS. They offer perspective from some of these UPSers and a glimpse into how their diverse backgrounds have influenced their lives and work with UPS.

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Mismatch Between Supply and Demand to Continue Into 2022: UPS – Bloomberg

Scott Price, president at UPS International Inc., discusses the global logistics business, the challenges he sees for the holiday season ahead and his outlook for the business in the next 18 months. He speaks exclusively on “Bloomberg Markets”

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Central Texas UPS driver’s family believes his untimely death was heat-related – KWTX

23-year-old Jose Cruz had worked for UPS for just three weeks when he died on the job​

The untimely death of a young UPS driver in Waco has sparked multiple investigations, and now his family is speaking out, saying they believe his death was heat-related.

“My son was very caring, very responsible, loveable. a hard worker, he was very mature for his age,” said Jorja Rodriguez. “He was the best son in the world to me.”

Jose Cruz, 23, was found dead around 2 a.m. Aug. 12 in the parking lot of his work, the UPS Facility at 5700 Franklin Ave.

His mother, Jorja Rodriguez, said she knew something wasn’t right when he didn’t respond to her messages that night and morning.

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UPS driver from Bridgewater rescues 8 from Ida floodwaters on Route 22 – My Central Jersey

He’s the “class clown” who thought he was just “being a good human.”

UPS driver Nick Dirla delivered something more valuable than packages during the Sept. 1 flood.

He delivered eight people to safety after they became trapped in the rapidly rising flash flood waters on Route 22.

Just four months on the job, the 22-year-old Bridgewater resident found himself on westbound Route 22 at the end of his shift when the torrent from the remnants of Hurricane Ida was at its most intense.

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“Order your Christmas presents now,” UPS chief says amid supply chain drag – CBS News

Supply chain problems that stymied retailers and clogged U.S. ports this year are expected to continue into 2022 as the COVID-19 Delta variant’s effects linger. That means shoppers face potential delays in retailers replenishing everything from video games to clothing — especially during the coming holiday season.

“I half-jokingly tell people ‘Order your Christmas presents now because otherwise on Christmas day, there may just be a picture of something that’s not coming until February or March,'” Scott Price, the international president for shipping giant UPS, told the AFP wire service.

Some consumers are already buying holiday gifts. More than 1 in 4 holiday shoppers plan to start by the end of this month, while more than half plan to start before Halloween, according to a new CreditCards.com survey.