UPS to hold job fairs across country Friday

UPS announced plans for a seasonal hiring blitz with job fairs across the country this Friday.

The Sandy Springs-based shipping giant will hold 170 job fairs nationally with plans to hire 40,000 people in one day, which it is calling “Brown Friday.”

It's part of the company's effort to fill 100,000 slots for seasonal workers in advance of the busy holiday shipping period. About 4,200 seasonal UPS hires are planned in Atlanta.

UPS plans to hold job fairs this Friday Oct. 19 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its facilities at 3772 Pleasantdale Rd. in Doraville, at 1300 Old Ellis Rd. in Roswell, at 255 Southfield Pkwy in Forest Park, and at 215 Marvin Miller SW in Atlanta.

Those interested can also apply online at for part-time and full-time seasonal positions.

The positions available include package handlers, drivers and driver-helpers.

The company says of the seasonal workers it hires, typically about 35 percent are later hired into permanent positions after the holidays. And 128,000 UPS employees started out as seasonal workers, or about 1/3 of the company’s workforce in the United States.