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UPS is hiring so many people, the company’s job fair is being called ‘Brown Friday’

UPS hiring 2,600 seasons workers in Dallas-Fort Worth

UPS hopes to hire up to 40,000 workers in one day, including more than 2,600 in Dallas-Fort Worth. The big day is Friday, Oct. 19 – aka as Brown Friday.
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UPS hopes to hire up to 40,000 workers in one day, including more than 2,600 in Dallas-Fort Worth. The big day is Friday, Oct. 19 – aka as Brown Friday.

UPS has dubbed it “Brown Friday.”

The shipping company — known for its brown trucks and advertising slogan “What can Brown do for you?” — hopes to hire 40,000 workers in one day to gear up for the busy holiday season. That includes more than 2,600 new seasonal jobs in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Applicants are encouraged to attend one of several job fairs being held simultaneously Friday in North Texas.

Among the places where prospective employees can attend a job fair:

1300 E. Northside Drive in Fort Worth

1683 W. Airfield Drive in Grapevine

13700 Independence Parkway, Fort Worth (Alliance area)

1400 Intermodal Parkway, Haslet (Alliance area)

In all, there will be more than 170 job fairs nationwide.

Available jobs include driver helpers, package handlers and seasonal drivers. And, company officials say these seasonal positions can become a “foot in the door” to full-time work.

“Many of those who come to one of our job fairs this Friday could be signed up for a seasonal role by Monday,” said Stefond Harris, Vice President of Human Resources.

Gordon Dickson: 817-390-7796; @gdickson
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