LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - UPS announced on Tuesday that it expects to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers over the holiday season, about 1,500 of them in Louisville.
"We have initial volume forecasts from our customers and are starting the hiring process for our temporary holiday season jobs," President of U.S. Operations Myron Gray said. "We have needs for various positions on all shifts at UPS locations throughout the United States."
The full- and part-time seasonal positions are mainly for package handlers, drivers and driver-helpers, and have long been an entry point for permanent employment at UPS. A company news released says many senior UPS executives, including CEO David Abney and three other members of the company's management committee, started their UPS careers as part-time employees.
"It was a way to play my way through collect," said Abney, who started loading trucks at night in March 1974 while studying business. "I had no idea then that I'd be leading the company someday, but I could tell UPS was a place where solid work ethic was appreciated and there were great opportunities for advancement."
Jobs are available on a variety of shifts, starting at $10.10 per hour and ranging up to $18.75 per hour. The company is also offering a $150 weekly bonus for daytime, part-time package handlers.
Interested parties must apply online at UPSjobs.com on their computer, smartphone or tablet. UPS will also be recruiting on campuses at upcoming NCAA college football games.