HOUSTON — UPS says it expects to sign-up nearly 50,000 seasonal employees this Friday, in a one-day hiring blitz it’s calling “UPS Brown Friday.” 

The company launched last month plans to hire 100,000 seasonal workers to support its annual holiday shipping rush, and UPS Brown Friday is part of that continuing effort.

UPS is holding 185 hiring fairs across the country on Friday, including four here in Houston, and will be hiring thousands of candidates on the spot.

Here are the events being held in the Houston area from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

  • 8330 Sweetwater Lane, Houston TX 77037
  • 7110 Mykawa Rd, Houston TX 77033
  • 11802 North Gessner, Houston TX 77064
  • 13922 Stafford Rd, Stafford TX 77477

“Just about everyone has heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but for anyone looking for a great seasonal job this holiday season, give yourself the gift of a career with UPS,” Danelle McCusker, vice president, UPS Human Resources, said. “Many of those who come to one of our job fairs this Friday could be signed up for a seasonal role by Monday, and many of our senior execs, including me, began their careers here with a seasonal job.”

Those who are unable to attend a hiring fair can still apply easily online, at UPSjobs.com. Videos featuring employees describing their work experience at UPS are also available at the UPS jobs website.

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.

Over the last three years, 35 percent of the people UPS hired for seasonal package handler jobs were later hired in a permanent position when the holidays were over. In fact, 123,000 UPS employees established their careers at the company after starting as seasonal employees – that’s roughly one-third of the company’s U.S. workforce.

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 are eligible to receive up to $25,000 in tuition assistance through the company’s Earn and Learn program. And this year even seasonal jobs come with up to $1,300 in tuition assistance.

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