UPS seeking out-of-work residents to fill 1,000 seasonal positions

UPS seeking out-of-work residents to fill 1,000 seasonal positions
UPS says a job with them for the holiday season could be a good opportunity for students returning home from college for the winter break.
UPS says a job with them for the holiday season could be a good opportunity for students returning home from college for the winter break.
As UPS prepares for the busy holiday shipping season, the company is encouraging restaurant workers who may be struggling with lost wages or anyone who's been affected by loss of wages to apply for one of the 1,000 positions open in Louisville.
As UPS prepares for the busy holiday shipping season, the company is encouraging restaurant workers who may be struggling with lost wages or anyone who's been affected by loss of wages to apply for one of the 1,000 positions open in Louisville. (Source: Sean Baute, WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – One of Louisville’s largest employers is still looking to fill 1,000 seasonal positions locally.

UPS is hiring anybody who needs some extra cash or who may have fallen hard times during the pandemic. Although they do this every year, this holiday season’s a little different.

Amid the global pandemic, unemployment numbers reached record levels in Kentucky. Now, during an uncertain time, while families may be struggling with lost wages, UPS is offering a chance to get back out there.

They’re looking for restaurant workers or anyone who’s been affected by loss of wages. Whether the job is temporary, or the start to something new, you can go ahead and apply.

“It’s a great opportunity for folks that may have found themselves suddenly unemployed,” said Bill Geiger, UPS talent acquisitions manager. “We have plenty of positions available to help them out to get over that short term hump, or if you’re looking to join UPS as a career like I did. I started here 31 years ago, sorting packages out there on the ramps, and here I am today.”

This could also be a good opportunity for students returning home from college for the winter holidays. Gabrielle Southard worked for UPS last year during the holidays and is returning home from Western Kentucky University to do it again.

“I didn’t really have a lot of down time,” Southard said, “but that’s what I like. I like to stay up and stay active. You’re never just like waiting and bored.”

The application process starts online with a virtual interview. On Friday, applicants were able to come to the UPS location on National Turnpike to finish up. The jobs available could get you a $300 bonus every week. The hiring will stop by the second week in December.

Across the country UPS is looking to fill 100,000 season jobs. In Louisville, that total could reach 2,600.

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