To recruit at least 60,000 seasonal employees, UPS held more than 450 in-person and virtual hiring events across the USA on the weekend of November 4, 2022.
UPS ‘Brown Friday’ focused on recruiting warehouse workers, driver helpers, seasonal delivery and CDL drivers. Prior to the event, UPS stated that it intended to offer many applicants a job offer in hand in less than 25 minutes.
According to the company, nearly 35,000 seasonal employees earned permanent positions following the 2021 holidays. A full-time UPS package delivery driver makes an average of US$95,000 per year, plus an additional US$50,000 in contributions to health, wellness and pension benefits. Through the company’s Earn and Learn program, eligible employees can earn up to US$25,000 (lifetime maximum) for college tuition and expenses. Part-time seasonal employees are even eligible for pro-rated reimbursement the day they are hired. In 2021, UPS invested US$30m in education assistance programs for its people.
Nando Cesarone, executive vice president and president of US operations, said, “With major retailers announcing holiday deals long before Cyber Monday, it’s more important than ever that we staff up now to meet the demands of the busy holiday shipping season. We are well on our way to hiring the 100,000 seasonal employees we announced in September, and UPS Brown Friday is a three-day sprint that helps us achieve that goal.”