DENVER – UPS will hire more than 1,600 people in the Denver metro area to prepare for the upcoming holiday season.
The company says it is hiring 95,000 people nationwide to fill the extra demand during the high-traffic season. UPS says the 1,600 in the Denver area will be seasonal and permanent jobs.
The company says 37 percent of hires made for the holiday season end up with permanent jobs after the season ends. UPS hired approximately the same number of workers during last year’s holiday season.
In Denver, the company is hiring at its following facilities:
- Denver/Commerce City (5020 Ivy Street)
- Denver Gateway (26400 E 75th Avenue)
- Englewood (13101 James E Casey Avenue)
More information on the particular jobs and an online application can be found here.
One day last fall, employees of Iron Mountain, a Boston-based records management company, were subjected to what union organizers like to call a captive audience meeting.
Employers hold these anti-union meetings once they’ve gotten wind of an organizing campaign in their midst. Whether the meeting is led by in-house managers or outside consultants, the gist is usually the same: Joining a union is totally your call. But it’s a really bad idea, and we’re disappointed it’s come to this.
The spiel at an Iron Mountain facility near Atlanta, where the Teamsters were trying to organize truck drivers, wasn’t unlike the anti-union speeches commonly delivered at other companies. What made this meeting different was that a pro-union worker in attendance was surreptitiously recording it.
“We have the right to educate you,” the Iron Mountain manager lectured his employees. “And we’re going to exercise that right.”