United Parcel Service and FedEx announced this week hiring initiatives in the Harrisburg region to support the anticipated increase in package volume for the holiday season that begins in November and continues through January 2018.

“Our seasonal jobs often lead to permanent employment and even careers for some,” said UPS CEO David Abney. “We offer flexible shifts and full- and part-time positions. If you are a student, a working mom or just looking to make extra money for the holidays, we have a job for you.”

Full- and part-time seasonal positions — primarily package handlers, drivers and driver-helpers — will be available at UPS, which expects to hire 2,000 people in the region.

UPS said in a news release that its package car driver positions start at $18.75 per hour. Pay for driver helpers and package handlers starts at $10.20 per hour. Package handlers at some locations can also qualify for a $100 weekly bonus.

UPS is hiring at the following five local locations:

Harrisburg Hub – 1821 S. 19th St., Harrisburg, PA 17104

Carlisle – 2 Ames Drive, Carlisle, PA 17015

Middletown Hub – 298 Airport Drive, Middletown, PA 17057

Middletown Gateway – 100 Airport Road, Middletown, PA 17057

Lancaster – 1155 Enterprise Road, East Petersburg, PA 17520

Interested job seekers can apply for holiday season opportunities by visiting UPSjobs.com. Applicants must apply online.

FedEx officials said they expect to add more than 500 seasonal positions in the Harrisburg area, including package handlers and other support positions. The majority of the workers will be added as seasonal package handlers at FedEx Ground facilities, but there will be other opportunities during the holiday season and throughout the year.

“FedEx offers its team members the chance to grow and reach their full potential thanks to excellent training, affordable medical benefits and a strong ‘promote from within’ culture,” said Richard Kraynak, Harrisburg Hub senior manager. “It’s a great place to grow and advance your career, and these factors make FedEx one of the best and most admired companies to work for around the world.”

Anyone interested in applying for jobs with FedEx can go to groundwarehousejobs.fedex.com.

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