UPS to hire more than 2,100 local seasonal workers

UPS announced Monday that it plans to hire nearly 2,100 seasonal employees in the Harrisburg area during its annual UPS Brown Friday this weekend.

Nationwide, UPS expects to bring on board at least 60,000 seasonal workers, starting Friday with more than 450 in-person and virtual events in the U.S. – where applicants can get hired in 25 minutes.

This is part of a broader effort by the global shipping courier to hire more than 100,000 seasonal workers in this country to support the annual holiday shopping rush.

A release said that UPS is looking for seasonal delivery and CDL (commercial driver’s license) drivers, warehouse workers and driver helpers.

It also noted that nearly 35,000 seasonal employees earned permanent positions with the company following the 2021 holidays.

Local hiring events will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 and 5 in the Harrisburg UPS facility at 1821 S. 19th St. and the Middletown UPS site at 2110 N. Union St.

“With major retailers announcing holiday deals long before Cyber Monday, it’s more important than ever that we staff up now to meet the demands of the busy holiday shipping season,” said Nando Cesarone, UPS executive vice president and president of U.S. Operations. Those who are unable to attend a hiring event can still apply at UPSjob.com.

Paula Wolf is a freelance writer

PennDot hosting Adams County job fair

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is hosting a recruitment event for job seekers from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Adams County Maintenance Office, 1185 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg.

PennDOT is looking to fill the following positions in Adams County: winter temporary and permanent CDL (commercial driver’s license) operators, starting at $21 an hour, and transportation equipment operator trainees, starting pay $19.38 an hour.

On-the-spot applications, interviews and driving skills testing will take place. Applicants need to bring their current CDL license and medical examiners card.

Laptops and staff will be available to help participants navigate the new electronic application system, and human resources staff will be there to discuss benefit options and opportunities for permanent employment.

Paula Wolf is a freelance writer

E-town grad school to offer certificate focused on family business

Starting Oct. 17, Elizabethtown College’s School for Graduate and Professional Studies will launch a Family Business Graduate and Entrepreneurship Certificate.

The goal of the first cohort is to “foster students’ entrepreneurial spirit through developing their skills in business ideation, leadership, strategic planning, management and more,” a release noted.

E-town’s vice president for enrollment management, John F. Champoli, explained, “The new program places a unique focus on family business by incorporating elements of governance, group dynamics and succession planning.”

The 12-credit certificate includes four online courses that can be completed in as little as a year, with courses like “Dreams to reality: Where are you in the business ownership cycle?” The certificate can also be stacked into the college’s 36-credit Master of Business Administration and Master of Strategic Leadership programs or its 32-credit post-professional occupational therapy doctorate.

After students complete the certificate, coaches are available upon request through a partnership with the High Center for Family Business. They will offer their expertise in the following areas:

· Evaluating the steps to start, innovate and grow a business.

· Analyzing the strategies for running a successful business.

· Articulating leadership skills and practices to enhance business performance.

· Critiquing governance structures and succession planning as a vital component of a business model.

· Developing a business plan on a new entrepreneurial business idea or possible innovation.

Paula Wolf is a freelance writer