UPS holding virtual job fairs to hire seasonal Atlanta workers

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50,000 temporary shipping jobs up for grabs across country on Friday

Sandy Springs-based UPS is holding virtual job fairs for metro Atlanta job seekers on Thursday and Friday, part of a big seasonal hiring push.

The shipping giant plans to hold virtual and in-person job fairs Friday across the U.S. to hire 50,000 seasonal workers. That’s nearly half of the more than 100,000 temporary employees it will sign up for the busy holiday shipping season, which is expected to set records as millions more people shop online amid the pandemic.

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UPS will hold more than 200 job fairs around the country, most of them virtual, for positions including drivers, package handlers and driver-helpers. Pay ranges from $14.50 to $21 an hour. UPS also has about 100 tractor-trailer driver positions with pay starting at $30 an hour.

The company is hiring 7,000 seasonal workers in Georgia, including 5,000 in metro Atlanta.

Thursday’s virtual job fair on Zoom will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the company’s SMART hub on Fulton Industrial Boulevard next to Fulton County Airport.

Virtual job fairs on Friday will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the SMART hub and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the company’s Atlanta hub, for its Pleasantdale facility in Doraville and for its Roswell facility.

UPS said that many who attend job fairs Friday will be hired Monday.

In some other states, UPS will hold in-person job fairs when permitted by local health authorities, with masks and social distancing required. At those in-person job fairs, applicants will have to wait outside the building until they are called in for an interview. There will also be a option for a virtual job fair at those locations.

The company typically hires about 35% of its seasonal workers into permanent jobs after the holidays. About a third of the UPS workforce in the United States started in seasonal positions. Eligible seasonal UPS workers who are also students can earn up to $1,300 towards college expenses in addition to hourly pay.

See the UPS list of job fairs here. Those interested in the jobs can also apply online at UPSjobs.com.

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