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Louisville seasonal hiring has companies competing for workers

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Local companies are looking to hire thousands of workers for the holiday season.

Kohl's held open interviews at its Louisville area stores on Friday. The company says it offers employees an immediate discount, along with flexible schedules and competitive wages.

UPS and Amazon are looking for seasonal workers to help with the growing demand from online shoppers.

“Competition here is fierce. The unemployment rate is low and it’s a good position to be in from a community standpoint but from an employer standpoint it becomes a bit of a struggle and everybody has to get a bit creative on ways to recruit and attract folks,” said Patrick Murphy, Workforce Planning Manager with UPS.

The company is looking to hire 2,500 seasonal workers. UPS needs people for a variety of positions from sorting packages to helping delivery drivers.

Recruiters say experience is not needed for many positions.

“We will train ... so the biggest part is just a desire to work, a willingness to come be on time, and to help us do the work for our customers,” said Murphy.

UPS is offering seasonal workers a 200 dollar a week bonus to help keep things moving at its Louisville hub.

The shipping company says it needs seasonal workers past January 1st to help with the increased volume from online returns. Many employees are able to use the seasonal position to eventually secure full-time employement.  

The company will be hiring through mid-December.

For more information on job openings in the Louisville area, click on the links below.




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