UPS has plans to hire more than 100,000 seasonal workers for the upcoming holiday shipping rush.
This year, these temporary workers will get higher pay.
It’s after the recent contract deal with the Teamsters union, officially ratified in August.
The seasonal workers will receive a starting wage between $21 and $23 per hour, depending on their specific roles.
This comes in response to a growing trend in various sectors, where workers, from pilots to those in aerospace manufacturing, advocate and secure increased pay.
Package handlers and driver helpers earn $21 per hour for the holiday season, while delivery and tractor-trailer drivers will receive $23 per hour.
Last year’s starting pay for package handlers was $15.50 per hour.
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UPS is recruiting full-time and part-time positions, focusing on hiring drivers and package handlers, though some permanent roles are also available.
Nando Cesarone, UPS’ executive vice president, said: “We’re proud to offer industry-leading pay for UPS part-timers, full-timers and seasonal employees alike.
“We’re looking forward to delivering yet another leading on-time performance this holiday season and helping thousands of workers kick off their UPS careers in the process.”
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Furthermore, UPS said nearly 80 percent of the seasonal roles don’t require an interview round.
The shipping courier employed the same number of seasonal workers in 2022.