UPS cuts 500 positions - half at D/FW Airport - Texas Cable News United Parcel Service is eliminating 250 positions at its overnight sorting facility in North Texas, and another 250 jobs will be cut at a similar facility in Columbia, South Carolina. The reduction in shipping volume is the main reason for the job cuts. Next day air packages have taken the hardest hit, said Norman Black, UPS spokesman. It was down 10 percent in the third quarter. The affected workers will be eligible for positions at other UPS facilities, though Black said he didn’t know how many openings the company has currently.