Anyone else seeing a HUGE increase full time jobs?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 728ups, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    My center is adding Ten FULL TIME drivers,and most centers in my local are adding the same if not more full time positions. Its GREAT to see!
  2. midwest brown

    midwest brown Member

    Yes 2 FT jobs posted Friday

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  3. MethodsMan

    MethodsMan Active Member

    Yes. We have had tons of new drivers. I've heard were adding 15 in my center alone by the end of the year.
  4. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Not here! we had several drivers retire, several get fired, even more get bought out in the last 5 years! How many new full timers =0.....and people wonder why we vote NO!
  5. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Not here...they added one FT job in a few years just recently...
  6. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    We've added 6 in the last 3 months. One driver retiring almost weekly and they have been filling the spot right away
  7. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Hiring freezes for so long they needed to add a ton of people.
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  8. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Nope. Not here. Just get told we need sales leads cause FedEx is eating us alive.
    I've seen an explosion of management/clerical last few years, though. Never enough people tippy tapping on computers and standing around with their hands in their pockets.

    BSWALKS I Wanna Be Sedated

    Past 2 months I've seen 15-16 ft bids posted, & several part timers added to our local sort.
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We are also adding 10 drivers before Peak.

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  11. mdnj88

    mdnj88 Active Member

    10 hires in past year.. 3 casuals were given book right after peak and we have a part time full time transfer in his 30 days currently.
  12. We are hiring mega drivers. They are having a hard time training them all.
  13. 'Lord Brown's bidding'

    'Lord Brown's bidding' Well-Known Member

    They are reinstating the day ramp at PHL with a vengeance, a shift they had eliminated in '08.

    Rumor has it (via the FNN) that a night sort is going to be put in metro Philly, which, among other things, may lead to them hiring feeder drivers off the street here, after it taking nearly ten years to create just one new posting. I may have picked a great time to get into feeders.

    I've mentioned before they put on five new drivers last year in my center, and another three have join them this year. I don't even know what's going in the other centers.
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  14. MethodsMan

    MethodsMan Active Member

    They probably learned a major lesson from the screw up that was the peak of 2013.
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  15. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    I hope. Just growing volume would be better. Maybe I can retire and not get notified there is no pension cause Brown went under! I'm likin' this post!
  16. 'Lord Brown's bidding'

    'Lord Brown's bidding' Well-Known Member

    UPS did say they were going to invest in their facilities and equipment to be better prepared for next peak. The simplest way to add "equipment" is to hire more drivers. As had been mentioned, there was probably a significant deficit of drivers anyway.

    I wonder if this hiring binge may affect FedEx. Could they lose some of their better drivers to us, and lose some good prospects to us? Might they have to increase their compensation package?
  17. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    9 last year and I think 17 through this year. We also are using driver trainers as there isn't enough sups to train every one.

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    I know I'd leave in a heartbeat if I could be hired off the street. Some of my co-workers wouldn't because they don't want the workload you guys have. But with no wage progression, no pension, and f.....up health plan, it wouldn't be an issue for me.
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  19. mikepvx

    mikepvx New Member

    They're hiring around 48 drivers in my center, metro-Detroit area. We have a lot of older drivers waiting for the new contract to go through and retire, also a new center is opening and may take in drivers from the surrounding areas.

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