Jacksonville, FL - Ahead of the holiday season, UPS has announced it plans to hire more than 1,200 people in the Jacksonville-area.
We're told the positions are a combination of seasonal and permanent jobs and include the following:
- 670 package handlers
- 235 delivery and tractor-trailer drivers
- 325 driver helpers
UPS says oftentimes these seasonal roles can led to a career with the company, with about 35% of people hired for seasonal package handler jobs in the past four years staying on with the company after the holidays.
Nationwide, UPS is looking to hire 100,000 seasonal jobs to help with the busy holiday shipping season.
“We expect another record peak season this year, with daily package deliveries nearly doubling compared to our average of 20 million per day. In order to make that happen, once again we’re recruiting more than 100,000 people for some of the country’s best seasonal jobs,” says Jim Barber, COO, in a statement.
Locally, UPS is hiring at the following two locations:
- 4420 Imeson Road, Jacksonville, FL 32220
- 12400 Presidents Court, Jacksonville FL, 32219
Tractor-trailer and package car driver jobs start at $21.00 per hour, while pay for package handlers and driver helpers starts at $14.00 per hour.
If you’re interested in applying, UPS says you have to apply online at UPSjobs.com.