NEW YORK -- UPS expects to deliver 527 million packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, surpassing last year's record high by 10 percent.
The world's largest package delivery company estimates 28 million of those will be delivered on Thursday, Dec. 20 -- projected to be the busiest day of the... Read More »
By Lynn Adler
FedEx Corp. said Monday it plans to hire 20,000 seasonal workers, the same as last year, to handle holiday shipping volume that it expects will be up more than 13 percent.
An ongoing increase in e-commerce and last-minute orders amid a slow-growing economy will mean more deliveries for... Read More »
In the last decade, 6,600 Muslims have filed complaints with the federal government, claiming that their employers discriminated against them because of their beliefs. But Ashraf Sarandah's allegations against the United Parcel Service of America go way beyond the typical religious discrimination charges,... Read More »
In anticipation of an increase in the number of holiday packages that U.S. consumers expect to ship this year, parcel-delivery giant UPS says it plans on hiring 55,000 seasonal workers to help keep pace with demand.
The shipping company anticipates delivering more than 120 million packages worldwide this... Read More »
Of all the Steve Jobs encomiums that accompanied the death of the former Apple CEO, this may be the greatest one yet.
Police say that Kentucky-based UPS worker Raylon Brooks was so eager to get his hands on the new iPhone 4S he broke the cardinal rule of professional mail delivery -- thou shalt not open a... Read More »
Talk about impatience.
According to a report by Minnesota television outlet KARE-TV, a Minnetonka woman pulled a rifle on a United Parcel Service deliveryman when he was late with her delivery. Sandra Jarrett was arrested by Minnetonka police in the incident. Read More »
If corporations are people, as some politicians famously claim, then should they be expected to act like it?
Not according to one UPS supervisor in Kentucky, should the charges against him be proven to be true. When 46-year-old Dona Kerger approached her superiors at her Kentucky UPS branch about finding a... Read More »
It's not an easy time to be in the mail delivery business. The woes of the U.S. Postal Service have been well and widely documented, but the sector as a whole has been battered like few other by the digital age. With the need of its primary service -- the delivery of mail -- being rendered obsolete by e-mail,... Read More »
Despite the fact that gas is nudging close to $4 per gallon, the delivery industry is still going strong. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, delivery and other truck drivers make up one of the largest occupational groups in the U.S., holding 3.2 million jobs. Overall, job opportunities... Read More »
If you've ever been curious about what it might really be like to be Santa, get a job working at UPS during the Christmas season. You better believe that Santa couldn't possibly be jolly and round. He's got muscles made of steel and very little body fat!
As I am currently a college student working toward my... Read More »
By Carol Tice
If you're still thinking about scoring a holiday job, go for it. The holiday forecast from recruiting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas is that some retailers may play it safe and delay some of their hiring until late in the season. They also forecast that holiday hiring will be better this... Read More »
It may not be your ultimate dream job, and it may not come with benefits, but as many as 600,000 new holiday jobs are opening up this season, and many employers estimate they'll keep about 10 percent of the temporary workers on for full-time positions after the last presents have been unwrapped and the last... Read More »
UPS fired employee Wesley Anderson on Sept. 5, 2008, reports the New York Post. The trouble is, Anderson keeps showing up at the UPS 43rd Street facility in Manhattan. He contends he's still employed at UPS.
So, UPS filed a lawsuit against Anderson, seeking two things. One, UPS wants to bar him forever from... Read More »
The U.S. Postal Service lost $8.5 billion this fiscal year.
And that was after the Postal Service had already cut 105,000 jobs. One of those jobs might have been yours. Obviously, with this latest loss, more postal workers are going to lose jobs. That reducition in force could affect you. Read More »
Employment benefits are often reserved for full-time employees, but working less than 40 hours a week doesn't necessarily mean you're out of luck. Some companies do offer their part-time employees benefit packages, with some rivaling what you'd expect to get from a full-time position.
The requirements for... Read More »
Tis the season to be... hiring? As the holiday season approaches, there has been an uptick in seasonal job openings to help meet the demands of companies expecting an increase in traffic due to the holiday season. Read More »
I met with an HR rep from UPS at our local sorting warehouse the day of my interview. The office staff and warehouse workers were all incredibly friendly and welcoming.
I was given a tour of the facility and offered refreshments. When the time came to do the actual interview, I was surprised at how laid back... Read More »