Rhode Island warehouse jobs added
Posted on November 2, 2015
UPS is hiring big for the holidays, and most likely that includes Rhode Island warehouse jobs.
UPS said it expects to hire between 90,000 and 95,000 seasonal employees to support the anticipated increase in package volume that will begin in November and continue through January 2016.
The full- and part-time seasonal positions – primarily package handlers, drivers and driver-helpers – have long been 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.
Permanent UPS jobs – including part-time jobs — come with excellent pay and benefits, including healthcare and retirement benefits. At most UPS locations, part-time employees in college are eligible to receive up to $25,000 in tuition assistance through the company’s Earn and Learn program.
“It was a way to pay my way through college,” said Abney, who started loading trucks at night in March, 1974 while studying business. “At the time, I had no idea then that I’d be leading the company someday, but I could tell UPS was a place where a solid work ethic was appreciated and there were great opportunities for advancement.”
“We have initial volume forecasts from our customers and are starting the hiring process for our temporary holiday season jobs,” said Myron Gray, President, U.S. Operations. “We have needs for various positions on all shifts at UPS locations throughout the United States.”