UPS to hold job fairs across country Friday

Posted October 15, 2018 2:40 p.m. EDT

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

The 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.

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 a third of the company's workforce in the United States.

Story Filed By Cox Newspapers

For Use By Clients of the New York Times News Service