United Parcel Service got has roots dating back over 100 years ago. UPS, famous for it’s big brown delivery trucks, was started in 1907 by 19-year-old Jim Casey and 18-year-old Claude Ryan and was initially called American Messenger Company in Seattle, Washington, funded with $100. That’s right. This mega company was founded with only $100.
Today, it’s the world’s largest package delivery company. On any given day, UPS delivers more than 15 million packages a day to 6.1 million customers in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. That’s the reason you see their big brown trucks everywhere. If Fedex jobs has a competitor, it’s UPS.
As mentioned on their website, UPS is constantly hiring for a wide variety of full-time positions ranging from business development, supply chain & logistics, information technologists, to industrial engineers. However, most UPS employees begin their career with UPS as Part-time Package Handlers or Drivers.
One of the great things with them is that they actively promote from within, and have a firm commitment to continuing education and training. In fact, many of their senior managers today started off as hourly part-time Package Handlers. So no matter what position you join them in, it could be the gateway to a variety of career paths throughout UPS. Always show up to work with a positive attitudeand work efficiently in a team environment and you’ll constantly be noticed by management. That’s the first step in working your way up the corporate ladder.
Singer/rapper Nelly used to work at UPS loading and unloading those famous big brown UPS delivery trucks. And no, he didn’t have to wear one of their signature brown uniforms!
UPS job benefits package includes:
- 401(K) program
- safety bonuses
They also offer more time at home with most of our drivers home two or three times a week. How great is that for a job? Three days a week at home to hang out with your family and friends just chillin’.
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