UPS looks to hire 1,600 employees in Rockford area for holiday season

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- UPS expects to hire more than 1,600 employees in the Rockford area to prepare for the upcoming holiday season.

The company will hire for combination of seasonal and permanent jobs. Positions include package handlers, drivers and driver-helpers.

UPS will hire at the Rockford Air Hub location at 3300 Airport Drive.

“We expect another record Peak season this year, with daily package deliveries nearly doubling compared to our average of 20 million per day,” says UPS chief operating officer Jim Barber. “In order to make that happen, once again we’re recruiting for some of the country’s best seasonal jobs.”

Nationally, UPS expects to hire about 100,000 seasonal employees.

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