UPS to hire 5,000 workers for the holiday season

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - UPS says it plans to hire more than 5,000 workers in the Chicago area for the holiday season and beyond.

The recent openings are a combination of seasonal and permanent jobs. The shipping company is looking for 3,475 package handlers, 1,840 driver helpers and 227 delivery and tractor-trailer drivers at the following locations:

  • Addison – 150 S. Lombard Ave. Addison, Ill. 60101
  • Bedford Park – 6700 W 73rd St. Bedford Park, Ill. 60638
  • Chicago Area Consolidation Hub (CACH) – One UPS Way, Hodgkins, Ill. 60525
  • Franklin Park – 2301 N Rose St. Franklin Park, Ill. 60131
  • Jefferson Street – 1400 S. Jefferson St. Chicago, Ill. 60607
  • Northbrook – 2525 Shermer Road Northbrook, Ill. 60062
  • Palatine – 2100 N. Hicks Road Palatine, Ill. 60067

UPS also said in a press release that 35 percent of people who took seasonal package handler jobs in recent years have stayed with company on a permanent basis.

The delivery service says it expects to deliver a record 750 million packages this holiday season.

You can find online applications and more information about the hiring blitz at