INDIANAPOLIS -- If you’re looking for a job or even some extra work over the holiday season, you have plenty of options in the Indianapolis area.
Jobs are available at some of the larger businesses as well as the smaller chains.
We’ve put together a list of some of the best opportunities and where to look this holiday season.
UPS to Hire 1,600 in Indianapolis Area for Holiday Season
If you’re looking for seasonal work that could eventually land you a full-time career, UPS might be offering just what you want.
The company plans to hire more than 1,600 seasonal employees in Indianapolis and Plainfield to support the increased volume of packages that will begin in November and continue through the beginning of next year.
Full and part-time seasonal positions include:
Package Handlers: Starting at $10.20 per hour
Tractor-trailer & package car drivers: Starting at $18.75 per hour
Driver helpers: Starting at $15 per hour
Over the last three years, UPS says about 35 percent of their seasonal employees were hired in a permanent position when the holidays were over.
UPS is hiring at the following four local locations.
W. 81st St., Indianapolis, IN 46268
W. 16th St., Indianapolis, IN 46202
E. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46250
Bradford Road, Plainfield, IN 46168
Interested job seekers can easily apply for holiday season opportunities on the UPS website.
FedEx Hiring 2,000 Holiday Workers in Indianapolis
Another company that often hires their seasonal workers to full-time positions is hoping to take on nearly 2,000 seasonal employees in the Indianapolis area this year.
FedEx expects to add more than 50,000 permanent and seasonal positions throughout the company during the 2017 holidays.
The majority of workers hired at FedEx in Indianapolis will be package handlers and other support positions at the Express hub and Ground terminals. Those positions will likely have the opportunity to continue working after the holidays.
If you're interested in a job with FedEx this holiday season visit careers.fedex.com.
Bankrupt Toys R Us Hiring Over 350 Seasonal Employees in Indy
Just because you're bankrupt doesn't mean you don't need a hand during the holiday season.
Toys R Us, which filed for bankruptcy on Monday night, announced Thursday that it is looking to fill at least 900 seasonal employees in the state of Indiana for the holiday season.
The company anticipates hiring 350 of those employees in the Indianapolis market alone.
The company says many of their seasonal hires will have the chance to transition to permanent team members after the holiday season.
Job seekers can visit Toysrusinc.com/HolidayJobs for more information and to apply for in-store and distribution center positions.