5 inspiring career stories to motivate your next move

There’s more than one way to win at UPS
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A career at UPS can take you anywhere. Literally! ✈🚚🌎 Did you know that UPS’s management ranks include more than 18,000 employees who were promoted into management from hourly positions?

Don’t believe it? Hear directly from these inspirational UPS employees who are paving the way for new beginnings:

UPS manager smiling and standing in a facility with delivery trucks in the background

1. How single mom Michelle landed a management role through a part-time seasonal position … without compromising what matters most

“For me, being a single mom, it's very important to be able to communicate about what I need for my kids. So that I can plan what I need to do at work along with what I have to do outside of work.”

UPS driver smiling with folded arms in front of her tractor trailer

2. How Evelyn went from part-time package handler to tractor-trailer driver … and now supports her entire family

“The tuition assistance helped me a lot. Thank God everything was paid for, because I didn’t have the money to pay for it on my own.”

Smiling UPS employee wearing a UPS-branded sweater and standing in a facility

3. How Greg kicked off a new career … with great pay, benefits and opportunity offered by UPS

“I came to UPS as a part-time loader, just looking to get my foot in the door. I needed money, I needed benefits and UPS offered it. I needed to finish my degree, and they also offered tuition reimbursement.”

Smiling full-time UPS employee standing in a truck facility

4. How Glenda turned a part-time job into a trailblazing, full-time career … for 45 years and counting

“The pay is good. The benefits are tremendous. I've never planned on retirement. Working for UPS, I think is the best decision I have made in my life. I may stay until I hit 50 years. It'll be an easy thing to do.”

Smiling UPS safety instructor wearing a neon safety vest and standing in front of two tractor trailers.

5. How Miriam became a model for safety and excellence 20 years running .. and returned to school with help from UPS

UPS paid for me to go to school, to enroll back into community college. Not only has UPS helped with my outside education, they also offered their own in-house classes which taught me how to succeed in management.”

Did you know?

  • UPS has one of the strongest and longest-standing promotion-from-within cultures of any company in America. Over half of UPS’s management include folks who were promoted from part-time and entry-level positions.
  • Our tuition reimbursement program Earn & Learn offers up to $25,000 for college tuition and expenses, and we invested $30 million in education assistance programs in 2021 alone.
  • Part-time UPS employees get the exact same healthcare benefits as full-time employees – with no premiums, no co-insurance and low co-pays.
  • From Aug. 2018 to Feb. 2022, UPS added 72,000 Teamsters-represented jobs in the U.S. 
  • Thousands of seasonal jobs are available during UPS’s peak holiday season.
  • UPS delivery drivers receive an average total compensation package of $145,000 per year.

Check it out: The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) surveyed more than 1,000 part-time workers across nearly every industry to better understand their desires and motivations – as well as how companies like UPS can support the growth of part-time opportunities that change lives.  Read the full SHRM survey here.


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