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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- UPS is currently hiring seasonal employees in the Louisville area to help with the increased activity during this year's peak season.
According to a news release from UPS, the seasonal jobs start at $8.50 an hour and range all the way up to $28 an hour and include a variety of shifts. The types of jobs available include package handlers, ramp operators, driver helpers, van drivers, office administrative assistants and tractor trailer drivers. The company is offering referral bonuses to current employees, along with retention bonuses for new employees, who can earn up to $400 in additional pay if they work through peak season and stay with UPS through Dec. 31.
UPS hires seasonal employees annually to assist with the increased package volume seen with peak season, which traditionally occurs between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Holiday jobs can not only help provide extra cash for the holiday season, but they can also potentially help people get a foot in the door for regular employment, as holiday employees have an opportunity to apply for a permanent position after their seasonal employment ends.
New this year: Anyone hired on the day sort (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) sort before October 31 will receive 100 percent of his or her tuition paid to Jefferson Community and Technical College or University of Louisville as long as they meet program guidelines and fulfill a commitment to remain employed through December 31.