Gearing up for the expected holiday shipping rush, United Parcel Service expects to hire about 100,000 seasonal employees to handle the anticipated increase in package volume that will begin in November and continue through January 2019.

“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.”

Both full-time and part-time seasonal jobs, primarily package handlers, drivers and driver-helpers, have served as an entry point for permanent employment at UPS.

According to UPS, many of the company's senior 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.

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 Learnprogram.

Interested job seekers can easily apply for holiday season opportunities by visiting UPSjobs.com. Applicants must apply online.