Why it matters: Leading employers shared best practices to recruit and retain a strong workforce through job quality. In addition to UPS, retailer Eileen Fisher, employee-owned energy company Sustainergy and BA Auto Care joined U.S. Sec. of Labor Marty Walsh on stage.
Highlights of the event: Darren pointed toward UPS’s compensation as a major differentiator.
“We are able to create different pathways and different careers – a pathway to middle class,” he said. “If you come to work at UPS, you have an opportunity for a $100,000 a year job in a reasonable amount of time.”
Darren shared delivery drivers make $93,000 a year in wages with an additional $50,000 toward health, welfare and pension totaling about $143,000. Similarly, tractor-trailer drivers earn $110,000 in wages for a total of nearly $160,000.