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UPS hiring thousands in Connecticut for the holiday season

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

With the holiday season just around the corner, one package delivery company said its ramping up hiring.

The United Parcel Service announced on Tuesday that it plans to hire a combination of 2,300 seasonal and permanent workers in Connecticut.

“For many, it’s an opportunity to earn some extra cash for the holidays,” said David Abney, current CEO of UPS. “But with many of our holiday hires getting permanent jobs with us, it can also be a gateway to a career.”

Abney said he started loading trucks at night in 1974 while studying business at Delta State University in Mississippi.

This year's openings will be for:

  • 866 package handlers
  • 326 package car and tractor trailer drivers
  • 1,113 driver helpers

UPS said 37 percent of the people it hires in recent years for seasonal package handling jobs stayed with the company on a permanent basis after the holidays.

The hiring will be happening at these locations:

  • Bradley Airport Hangar 85-179, Windsor Locks, Connecticut 06096
  • 1 Market Cr., Windsor, Connecticut 06095
  • 90 Locust St., Hartford, Connecticut 06114
  • 180 Fitchville Rd., Bozrah, Connecticut 06334
  • 976 Hartford Tpke., Waterford, Connecticut 06385
  • 58 Robinson Blvd., Orange, Connecticut 06477
  • 456 Sackett Point Rd., North Haven, Connecticut 06473
  • 1010 Honeyspot Rd., Stratford, Connecticut 06615
  • 190 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Norwalk, Connecticut 06854
  • 8 Mountainview Rd., Watertown, Connecticut 06795
  • 82 Pocono Rd., Brookfield, Connecticut 06804

More information can be found on UPS's website here.

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