INDIANAPOLIS — Logistics companies like FedEx and UPS are making a major hiring push ahead of the holiday season. It’s designed to make sure your packages get there on time.
“I don’t think any company is indifferent to what is going on right now,” explains Robert Morrow, the UPS Ohio Valley District Human Resources Vice President. “We are looking for a lot of people in the Indianapolis area across all job groups.”
FedEx is looking to hire 90,000 thousand positions nationwide, and that includes 6,000 in the Indy area. UPS is hoping to hire 100,000 holiday positions with roughly 3,000 in Central Indiana.
“We have tuition reimbursement for our employees, and we just offered a referral bonus for employees where they can get $200 for any person they refer,” adds Morrow.
FedEx believes this holiday season may be busier than the last. Both companies have been working through hiring woes before this latest push. FedEx says an increase in online shopping during the pandemic is adding to the workload.
“It’s no secret we are in a different time,” echoes Becca Hunnicutt with UPS Public Relations, “We are doing what we can to staff.”
If you are looking to apply for jobs within FedEx, there will be a job fair on Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Courtyard Marriott Indianapolis West-Speedway. You can also search for jobs here.
For those of you looking to apply with UPS. You can find jobs here. UPS says those who apply can expect to potentially get job offers within thirty minutes.
As for any holiday shoppers concerned about getting packages delivered on time, key holiday shipping cutoff dates are below.
- Dec. 17 — First-Class Mail
- Dec. 17 — First-Class packages (smaller)
- Dec. 18 — Priority Mail
- Dec. 23 — Priority Mail Express
- Dec. 9 — FedEx Ground Economy
- Dec. 15 — FedEx Ground and Home Delivery
- Dec. 21 — Express Saver
- Dec. 22 — 2Day & 2Day AM
- Dec. 23 — Overnight Services
- Dec. 24 — FedEx Same Day
- Ground shipping, check the website for a quote
- Dec. 22 — second-day air services
- Dec. 23 — next-day air services
- Note: UPS service guarantee suspended for most services due to COVID-19
And remember that shipping costs will go up as Dec. 25 nears.