UPS hiring more than 500 for holiday season in greater Milwaukee area

September 27, 2018

On September 24, 2018, UPS® announced that it expects to hire more than 500 seasonal employees in the Greater Milwaukee area to support the anticipated increase in package volume that will begin in November and continue through January 2019. Nationally, UPS expects to hire about 100,000 seasonal employees.

“Every year, we deliver the holidays for millions of customers,” said Jim Barber, chief operating officer. “In order to make that happen, we also deliver thousands of great seasonal jobs at our facilities across the country.”

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 Chief Executive Officer David Abney and other members of the company’s senior leadership team, started their UPS careers as part-time employees.

Tractor-trailer and package car driver jobs start at $18.75 per hour. Pay for package handlers start at $10.35 per hour and $15.00 for driver- helpers.

Permanent UPS jobs – including part-time jobs — come with great pay and benefits, including healthcare and retirement benefits. At many 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.

Kevin Whitehill of Des Moines, Iowa was a college student when he started a seasonal job as a part-time package handler on his 19th birthday – Nov. 19, 1996. He worked part-time for several years and took advantage of UPS’s tuition reimbursement program to get his degree. Twenty-two years later, he’s an on-road supervisor managing tractor-trailer drivers. “I never intended UPS to be a career,” he said. “I took a job for Christmas. As I moved along, the opportunities were just too good to pass up.”

UPS is hiring at the following three local locations.

• Oak Creek – 6800 S 6th St, Oak Creek, WI 53154
• Elm Grove – 12400 W Bluemound Rd, Elm Grove, WI 53122
• Sturtevant – 10204 Hwy 11, Sturtevant, WI 53177

Interested job seekers can easily apply for holiday season opportunities by visiting Applicants must apply online. Videos featuring employees describing their work experience at UPS are also available at the UPS jobs website.