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! ✈🚚🌎 And a seasonal job is one way to get your foot through the door to new opportunities. Did you know that UPS hired over 14,000 seasonal employees into permanent positions following the 2022 peak season?

We pride ourselves on pointing out a path for employees to grow, earn a good income and succeed. Don’t believe it? Hear directly from these inspirational UPS employees who are paving the way for new beginnings.

Did you know? Nearly 80% of seasonal jobs at UPS don’t require an in-person interview. Most job seekers will have a job offer within 20 minutes.
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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.”

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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 full-time UPS employee standing in a truck facility

3. 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.

4. 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. More than one-third of our U.S. workforce started in a seasonal job and moved to permanent positions (including many of our executives).
  • Our tuition reimbursement program Earn & Learn offers permanent employees up to $25,000 for college tuition and expenses.

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