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Posted on Wed, Nov 16, 2011 : 12:20 p.m.

UPS hiring more than 1,500 seasonal employees in Ann Arbor area

By Lizzy Alfs

To help deliver more than 120 million packages around the world this holiday season, UPS is hiring 55,000 seasonal employees nationwide.

That includes 2,115 seasonal workers in Michigan and 1,552 in the Ann Arbor area, said Donna Longino, UPS press relations manager, in an email.

The shipping company is hiring drivers, package sorters, loaders and unloaders.

The hiring this holiday season reflects a 10 percent increase over 2010, according to a news release.

UPS, which is expecting holiday package deliveries to increase this year from 113 million to 120 million, attributes the rise in deliveries to increased online shopping.

Lizzy Alfs is a business reporter for Reach her at 734-623-2584 or email her at Follow her on Twitter at



Thu, Nov 17, 2011 : 7:48 p.m.

It is interesting that more packages are shipped by UPS because of online shopping during the Holiday season. What about the rest of the year? One would assume that shipping is up also. Then you have to ask yourself why isn't UPS hiring more FULL TIME people? Greedy Capitalist from Wall St? President Obama's economic policies? The Governor's policies?

Susan Montgomery

Wed, Nov 16, 2011 : 9:59 p.m.

Start at <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a> and search by map They have positions listed in Ypsilanti for driver helpers, vehicle carwasher, air package driver, and part-time package handler.


Wed, Nov 16, 2011 : 9:22 p.m.

<a href="" rel='nofollow'></a> returned 0 jobs. Maybe they're not posted yet or I did something wrong?


Thu, Nov 17, 2011 : 12:10 a.m.

the UPS hub is in Ypsilanti, not Ann Arbor. Try a new search with Ypsilanti.


Wed, Nov 16, 2011 : 8:58 p.m.

Where would one apply.


Wed, Nov 16, 2011 : 8:18 p.m.

Why are over 1/2 of the hires in Ann Arbor? Does Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, and Flint not have major UPS presences ?


Thu, Nov 17, 2011 : 1:36 a.m.

sorting hub

Smart Logic

Wed, Nov 16, 2011 : 6:11 p.m.

This is also the time of year to start paying for that extra insurance on your package shipments.

Roy Munson

Wed, Nov 16, 2011 : 5:39 p.m.

Somone forward this story over to Liberty Park.

Max Maximus

Wed, Nov 16, 2011 : 7:42 p.m.

Spot on, Roy. Calling all &quot;Protest/Occupy whatever&quot; youth- here's a great opportunity for you to get some employment on your resume. Oh yeah, UPS will expect hard work for the money you earn. Time to put your money where your mouth is.