UPS is hiring 100,000 workers for the upcoming holiday season

UPS is hiring 100,000 workers for the upcoming holiday season

UPS announced Wednesday it is looking to hire more than 100,000 workers for the coming holiday shopping season, with pay rising to as much as $30 an hour for certain positions and locations.

The shipping and logistics giant said its streamlined, digital-first hiring process will mean most people filling out online applications could get job offers in just 25 minutes. Nearly 80% of seasonal positions do not require interviews, UPS said.

“We have made our hiring process as simple and easy as possible,” said Nando Cesarone, UPS’ executive vice president and president of US operations, said in a release. “UPS’s strength has always been our people, and we are excited about the opportunity to welcome new UPSers to our team as we deliver what matters for our customers this holiday season.”

A UPS spokesperson said in an email that the company would be hiring package handlers, delivery drivers, driver helpers and tractor trailer drivers.

Nearly 35,000 holiday-season employees earned permanent positions last year, the company said. A full-time UPS package delivery driver makes an average of $95,000 per year, in addition to $50,000 in contributions to health, wellness and pension benefits, it said.

Eligible employees also have the opportunity to earn up to $25,000 for college tuition and expenses through UPS’ Earn and Learn program — with prorated reimbursement available the day of hiring in certain cases. Last year, it said, the company invested $30 million in education assistance programs for its employees.