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VIDEO: UPS plans workforce expansion

VIDEO: UPS plans workforce expansion

UPS expects to hire 1,300 driver helpers to support the anticipated increase in package volume that will begin in November and will continue through to January 2016.

"With the usual increase in online shopping during this period, hiring an additional 1,300 driver helpers will help ensure that we are appropriately staffed to meet our customers' needs this Christmas,” said Luis Arriaga, Managing Director, UPS UK and Ireland.

Full- and part-time seasonal positions can be an entry point for permanent employment at UPS. Many senior UPS executives, including CEO David Abney and three other members of the company's Management Committee, started their UPS careers as part-time employees.

During last year’s Christmas period, Adam Richens joined as driver helper at the UPS Tamworth centre and is now a permanent UPS employee. To learn more about Adam’s experience as a UPS driver helper watch the video here.

UPS says its permanent jobs – including part-time jobs – come with excellent pay and benefits, including healthcare and retirement benefits.

UPS in the UK has approximately 8,000 permanent employees, operates 57 facilities, and has a fleet of more than 2,200 vehicles across the country. Recruitment for the latest positions will be ongoing in the run-up to the Christmas period and prospective employees can apply online by visiting upsjobs.managehr.com.

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