UPS hiring nearly 350 in Rockford

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UPS has announced it is hiring nearly 350 people in Rockford. The openings are for seasonal package handler jobs.

Package handler jobs start at $8.50 per hour for seasonal workers. In addition, seasonal package handlers will receive a bonus of $50 per week in November and $100 per week in December.

A part-time or seasonal job is frequently a foot in the door to a career at UPS. Six of the 10 members of UPS’s Management Committee started their UPS careers as seasonal employees.

UPS is hiring at its Rockford facility, at 3300 Airport Drive. More information and an online application are available at

Nationally, UPS expects to hire 90,000 to 95,000 seasonal employees to process the annual holiday surge in package processing and delivery that began in October and will continue through January 2015. These seasonal positions have long been an entry point for future permanent employment, training and career opportunity when the company assesses its local needs following the holidays.

UPS is one of the country’s largest employers, with 395,000 employees worldwide, including 318,000 in the U.S.

Posted Nov. 18, 2014

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