Help Wanted: 3 Package Shippers Will Hire 2,000+ in Region for Holiday Season
November 3rd, 2012, 8:22 AM
Even temporary openings are good news for some job-seekers. The Postal Service and two other shippers will fill more than 2,000 holiday season slots, up by at least 200 jobs from this time last year.
United Parcel Service, FedEx Corp. and the United States Postal Service all plan to hire more workers this year, Crain's Detroit Business reports.
UPS said it expects an 8-percent increase in shipping volume through the Detroit, Ann Arbor and Flint regions this holiday season.
The Atlanta -based company, which plans to hire 1,400 seasonal workers in the region, has filled about 420 spots so far.
The positions, which are mostly driver helpers and package handlers, start at $8.50 per hour. The centers of hiring for UPS are Detroit, Ann Arbor and Flint.
Applicants can find UPS openings within 40 miles of their zip code at this site.
FedEx will add 600 temporary workers in a district that spans Detroit, Toledo, Grand Rapids and Fort Wayne, Ind. Click here for its jobs site.
The Postal Service expects to fill 200 seasonal jobs in Metro Detroit, Flint and Jackson. Learn more by clicking here.