November 13, 2017
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Everyday Stanley Phoenik at Manpower is making phone calls to connect applicants with job interviews.
“If you want to work, now is the time,” he says.
The need is across the board, from retail to manufacturing to package delivery.
With more and more people doing their shopping online, the package delivery services are expecting to be swamped for the next seven weeks, and they need help, a lot of help.
“We can’t do it without them,” says Jackie Fajt, of UPS. “We need those seasonal workers to get the packages where they need to be in time for the holidays.”
UPS says it needs 2,800 seasonal employees just in the Pittsburgh region. Fajt says the biggest need is “primarily… our package handlers and our drivers’ helpers.” Those jobs pay $10.20 an hour and involve sorting, loading and delivering packages.
UPS also needs 67 drivers, and if you’re looking for more than seasonal work, Fajt says, “About 35 percent of our employees started out as seasonal employees.”
That transition to full-time work also happens with seasonal workers at the U.S. Postal Service.
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