Seasonal Job on Your Wish List? UPS Is Hiring 100,000 for the Holidays

An UPS delivery truck is parked in Midtown, Manhattan in New York City. RoBeDeRo/Getty Images

We’re only a month out from Halloween, which means Thanksgiving is practically upon us and, oh my gosh, it’s Christmas already. Where did the time go?

And when the holidays roll around, the number of packages being shipped increases dramatically — just imagine how many Instant Pots are in transit three weeks before Christmas.

To give ol’ Saint Nick a helping hand, UPS has announced plans to hire upwards of 100,000 seasonal employees for the holidays.

There are both full and part-time positions available, and a lot of the roles have flexible schedules and a variety shift options — 3 a.m. clock-in time, anyone?

There are already seasonal positions posted on the UPS careers website. The roles primarily consist of package handlers, delivery drivers and driver helpers.

These are all entry-level positions and are described as “physical and fast-paced.” Continual lifting is basically the main part of the job, so the ability to lift packages weighing up to 70 pounds is required.

The pay isn’t specified for any of the seasonal roles, and benefits will vary — but with such a high demand for seasonal workers and a hot labor market, many companies are beefing up their incentives to draw in applicants.

For example, the job listings for part-time package handlers at UPS claim that the flexible hours are perfect for college students looking for some extra cash and mention the company’s Earn & Learn program, which is tuition assistance of up to $25,000.

And once the holiday rush comes to an end, there is a chance that seasonal employees can snag a permanent position. Over the last three years, 35% of seasonal employees have stayed with UPS in a permanent position, according to a press release.

If you’re interested in applying for a seasonal job at UPS, head on over to the company’s career page. You can search jobs by location, or you can select “Part-Time Hourly and Seasonal” under the category filter.

Kaitlyn Blount is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder.