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UPS to hire nearly 800 holiday season workers in New Stanton

Jeff Himler
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A UPS driver helper is shown at work on Oct. 19, 2017.

UPS plans to hire 770 seasonal workers at its New Stanton facility for this year’s holiday shipments, matching last year’s hiring level.

An increased volume of packages is expected to stretch from November through January — prompting hiring of about 100,000 seasonal UPS workers nationwide, mirroring the 2018 holiday ramp-up.

During this year’s holiday crunch, UPS package deliveries are expected to nearly double compared to the company’s average of 20 million per day, according to Jim Barber, chief operating officer.

Full-time and part-time seasonal positions available are primarily package handlers, drivers and driver-helpers, UPS officials said, noting those jobs can be entry points for long-term employment with the company.

Pay for package handlers starts at $14 per hour, the same as last year. Tractor-trailer and package car driver jobs start at $21 per hour, up from $18.75 per hour in 2018.

Interested job seekers must apply for holiday season positions by visiting UPSjobs.com. The company’s New Stanton facility is located at 521 N. Center Ave.

UPS said last month it won’t apply additional peak surcharges to U.S. residential deliveries during the 2019 holiday season, unless by contractual exception or for packages requiring special handling.

Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jeff at 724-836-6622, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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