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Meet Xavier: After seasonal work as a landscaper, Xavier Dubon was looking for a career change and set his sights on UPS. He got his foot in the door at UPS in 2021 as a seasonal hire loading trucks part time in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He worked hard and quickly moved into a temporary driver role, helping UPS deliver a banner peak shipping season.
Shortly after the holidays, a permanent position opened, and Xavier jumped at the opportunity to become a supervisor conducting safety rides.
“I really enjoyed the supervisor position,” Xavier said. “I got to see a different side of the preparation and delivery. It made me appreciate the hard work the drivers put in each day, and I wanted to be a part of that.”
Achieving a dream: The more time he spent with drivers on safety rides, the more he fell in love with being on the road and just eight months later, he pounced on the opportunity to become a full-time delivery driver.
“I’ve seen what Brown can do for me, and that’s why I’m choosing UPS as my career,” Xavier said. “There are so many opportunities at UPS, and one job led me to another. There is pride that comes with being a UPS driver.”
Did you know: Full-time UPS package delivery drivers average $95,000 per year plus an additional $50,000 in health, welfare and pension contributions for a total compensation package of about $145,000.
“Right now, is the perfect time to go seasonal, where you can dive right in if you put your mind to it,” Xavier said.
Join team the UPS: We’re hiring 100,000+ people to fill seasonal roles. Last year, 35,000 seasonal employees – almost one-third – earned permanent positions after the holidays. Check out the opportunities available in a variety of locations and in multiple roles at upsjobs.com.