GRAND RAPIDS, MI — United Parcel Service plans to hire 834 temporary workers in the Grand Rapids area for the upcoming holiday season, the company announced.

Openings include package car drivers, package handlers and personal vehicle drivers.

“We’re preparing for a record peak holiday season. The COVID-19 pandemic has made our services more important than ever,” Charlene Thomas, chief human resources officer at UPS, said in a statement.

Nationwide, the company “will hire over 100,000 people for UPS’s traditional seasonal jobs, and anticipate a large number will move into permanent roles after the holidays,” she said.

Hourly pay for the jobs is as follows: $21 for tractor-trailer and package care drivers,$14.50 for package handlers, $16.80 for driver-helpers, and $21 for personal vehicle drivers (plus 57.5 cents per mile or current IRS rate,” UPS said in a news release.

The Grand Rapids area UPS facility is located at 5757 Clyde Park SW. in Wyoming.

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The openings in the Grand Rapids area call for 154 package car drivers, 334 package handlers and 100 personal vehicle drivers. In a statement, the company said it would hire an additional 254 drivers beyond that, “brining the total number of UPS seasonal hires in Grand Rapids to nearly 850 positions.”

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