LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- UPS plans to add thousands of temporary and permanent workers over the next month before the holiday season begins.

“We're at a point where it's that time of year,” said UPS workforce planning manager Patrick Murphy. “It's hard to believe with a nice warm day outside, but Christmas is going to be here before we know it.”

This year, UPS plans to hire 95,000 people nationwide, and 2,500 of those will be in Louisville.

“The majority are part-time package handling jobs," Murphy said. "They pay $10.15 an hour with some bonus money. We also have our tractor trailer drivers that pay $32 an hour. It’s really a wide range between part time and full time.”

Murphy says this hiring blitz happens every year, but it’s not always easy to get that many qualified applicants

“Every year it's a bit of a struggle,” Murphy said. “The amount of employers that are here and the employment need, it becomes a challenge, and we have to become creative on different things to do to attract the workforce we need.”

UPS representatives, including Murphy, were at Jefferson Community and Technical College on Wednesday trying to recruit workers.

Murphy said often times, they see familiar faces applying every year.

“We'll see college kids that come back home for the holidays, and then our driver help jobs are ones that we really rely on to come back and help just for that certain amount of time,” Murphy said.

More information and an online application are available by clicking here, and the job hotline is 502-359-1877. Applicants have to apply online. 

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