STATE WIDE–You may be about to get a lot of packages. UPS needs Hoosiers to help deliver them. Steve Jones, with UPS marketing says they need to hire 750 people in the Indy metro and two to three thousand people across the state for the holidays.
“Each peak season, UPS’s volume basically doubles,” said Steve Jones, with UPS talent acquisition. “We look for a number of qualified people to help us deliver the holidays and deliver our peak season.”
LISTEN: UPS’s Steve Jones talk working for the holidays.
Jones said the company is looking for warehouse workers to move packages, helpers for the people who drive the brown trucks and people who can drive their own cars to deliver packages. Jones said that in the past three years, 35 percent of the people who work as extra holiday help ended up with full-time jobs.
“I started with UPS 30 years ago as a peak season hire, unloading trailers at 3 o’clock in the morning, and I’ve had a wonderful career with UPS,” said Jones.
Jones said the jobs are safe and UPS workers are considered essential.
“We have physical distancing. We’re providing PPE for every one of our employees every day. We have regular cleaning and disinfection of our work areas,” he said. “We have implemented touchless deliveries to keep our drivers and our customers safe.”
He said http://www.upsjobs.com is the place to go to apply. Jones said most people who are hired start work within a week of applying.