UPS To Hire 25K Drivers If They Pass Virtual Training

Discussion in 'The Latest UPS Headlines' started by cheryl, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    UPS To Hire 25K Drivers If They Pass Virtual Training - HULIQ
    A driving job at the United Parcel Service Inc. pays an average of $74,000, a year. Unfortunately, 30 percent of applicants fail the driving test, which has led the company to pursue other means of training. Gone are the booklets and lectures. Now students will be training with video games and virtual reality.

    The new approach to driver training is vital for the company, which will need to replace nearly 25,000 jobs over the next five years to replace retiring baby boomers. Currently, UPS employs 99,000 drivers in the United States.
  2. bigtoe1111

    bigtoe1111 New Member

    that's good. hope to be gone in a year myself.
  3. User Name

    User Name Only 230 Today?? lol

    Funny, they haven't hired drivers in my center for three years and several have over 35 yrs.
  4. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    There was a follow up to this article this morning. It read, another reason for UPS hiring 25k new employees besides the high number of retiring boomers is that, drivers are currently being fired at an alarming rate.
  5. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Seen that, too. Just the headline was different :

    UPS To obtain 25K Souls If They Pass Virtual Dead Training