UPS hiring 2,600 workers in Louisville for holiday season

UPS offering special incentive for those seeking higher education

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - UPS announced on Monday that it is looking for 100,000 seasonal employees nationwide to support the rise in package volume that lasts from November through January.

In Louisville, 2,600 positions are available, Public Relations Manager Jim Mayer said.

UPS is looking for 100,000 seasonal employees nationwide.
UPS is looking for 100,000 seasonal employees nationwide. (Source: UPS)

Full- and part-time seasonal positions are available including package handlers, drivers and driver-helpers.

“We expect another record peak season this year, with daily package deliveries nearly doubling compared to our average of 20 million per day,” Jim Barber, Chief Operating Officer, said. “In order to make that happen, once again we’re recruiting about 100,000 people for some of the country’s best seasonal jobs.”

Thirty-five percent of UPS seasonal hires over the last three years were later hired in a permanent position, according to representatives.

UPS is targeting college students and others seeking higher education by offering a special incentive.

“We have a great education program,” Bill Geiger, UPS Workforce Planning Manager, said. “We tailor to folks who are going to college. Through our earn and learn program, you can earn up to $5,250 a year in tuition and education assistance, and up to $25,000 in a lifetime.

“You know those college students, folks who are looking to get their degrees completed?. That’s the folks we’re going after and we’d really love to have them here.”

Interested applicants can apply at

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