DENVER — The weeks and months leading up to the winter holiday season are a hectic time for retailers, the post office and other delivery services.
That creates thousands of jobs companies need to fill.
Here’s a look at some of the major employment opportunities in and around the Denver metro area.
UPS plans to hire more than 1,600 people in the Denver area to gear up for the busy holiday shipping season.
“The openings are a combination of seasonal and permanent jobs, and include part-time package handlers, drivers, and driver-helpers,” officials said.
UPS listed the starting wages for several positions:
- Tractor-trailer and package car driver jobs start at $18.75 per hour.
- Pay for package handlers starts at $10.15 per hour.
- Pay for driver-helpers starts at $15 per hour.
Some positions at select facilities are eligible for up to a $75 weekly retention bonus.
UPS is hiring at three Denver facilities, including:
- Denver/Commerce City – 5020 Ivy St., Commerce City, CO 80022
- Denver Gateway – 26400 E 75th Ave, Denver, CO 80249
- Englewood – 13101 James E Casey Ave, Englewood, CO 80112
More information and an online application are available at UPSjobs.com.
FedEx officials say they plan to hire more than 300 people in Denver to prepare for the busy holiday shipping season.
“The majority of these workers will be added as seasonal package handlers at FedEx Ground facilities, but there will be other opportunities during the holiday period and throughout the year,” FedEx officials said.
According to officials, last year, more than a third of the package handlers hired at FedEx Ground facilities continued to work for the company after the holiday season.
For more information, check careers.fedex.com.
Amazon has a variety of positions available in customer service and at sorting facilities.
“Hours for all staff increase substantially during our peak season (November through mid-January),” the Amazon website said.
“Seasonal employees may remain with Amazon in a temporary capacity for up to six months, depending on business need. There may be opportunities for regular long term employment.”
Macy’s is holding a National Holiday Hiring Event on Sept. 30 from 2-8 p.m. Their website showed 95 jobs available within 25 miles of Denver (on Sept. 27.) You can apply online, interview at the event an get hired on the spot, the website states.
Target has season jobs to fill in stores across Colorado, from Pueblo to Fort Collins and Grand Junction to Brighton. Search its website for openings in your area.
JCPenney is hiring 500 seasonal associates throughout the Denver area. The company is looking to fill a variety of customer service and support positions, including cashier, replenishment specialist, merchandise support specialist and more, officials stated. Hiring begins in early October and continues throughout the holiday season. You can apply online at jcpcareers.com or at application kiosks located inside the stores. Seasonal associates get a discount of up to 25 percent.
Colorado Mills Mall
The shopping center in Lakewood had about two dozen retail job postings on its website on Sept. 26.
The Southlands shopping center in Aurora had about two dozen retail job postings on its website on Sept. 26.
The Outlets at Castle Rock
Officials said more than 1,000 seasonal, part-time and full-time jobs will be available.
“Over 60 of the center’s retailers are looking to fill a wide range of open positions including retail sales & management. Participating brands include Starbucks, Ann Taylor, Columbia, Bath & Body Works, Vera Bradley, Nike and more,” officials said.
There will be a two-day Job Fair from 4-7 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Suites 240 and 205.
Job seekers are advised to bring resumes, a clipboard and pens, dress for success, and be prepared for on-site interviews, officials said.
Attendees might even win center gift cards of $20 to $100, according to officials.
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