UPS to hire 12,000 Southern California workers for the holiday season

UPS is looking to hire 12,000 Southern California workers as the delivery giant gears up for the 2022 holiday season.

The local hires are part of the company’s plan to bring on more than 100,000 seasonal drivers, package handlers and driver helpers nationwide to support the expected increase in package volume.

Full-time and part-time openings are available on multiple shifts, with wages ranging from $15.50 to $23 an hour, depending on the job.

Seasonal package-car drivers begin at $21 per hour, and tractor-trailer driver positions begin at $23 per hour, plus a $1,000 sign-on bonus in some area locations, UPS said.

The digital-first hiring process takes about 25 minutes from the online application to the job interview and 80% of the positions don’t require an interview.

“We have made our hiring process as easy as possible,” said Nando Cesarone, who heads up the company’s U.S. operations.

UPS said its seasonal jobs are a proven pathway to a career at the company, with nearly 35,000 seasonal employees earning permanent positions in 2021.

UPS said its full-time package drivers average $95,000 a year, plus another $50,000 in health, wellness and pension benefits. After four years, drivers earn about $42 per hour, officials said.

Eligible employees can also earn up to $25,000 for college tuition and expenses through UPS’s Earn and Learn program. Part-time employees are eligible for the reimbursement the day they are hired. UPS invested $30 million in education assistance programs in 2021.

Those who are interested in the various openings can visit UPSjobs.com to search and apply for jobs in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.