UPS has 95,000 job openings for the holidays

UPS is hiring

NEW YORK – UPS plans to hire 95,000 workers ahead of the holiday shopping season.

That’s an increase from last year, when United Parcel Service hired 93,000 for temporary jobs in its busiest season, a spokesman said.

The UPS spokesman said the company is seeking package handlers as well as drivers for delivery vehicles, including tractor-trailers. He said the pay range for seasonal hires is $10.10 to $30 an hour.

About 37 percent of seasonal hires over the last three years have been hired permanently, he said.

UPS spokesman Tom Lopez said 575 of the jobs will be in the San Diego-area, including Chula Vista and San Marcos.

The company posted a link to a site for job applications. UPS also tweeted information about the jobs.