PHOENIX -- As the holiday season approaches, companies are ramping up hiring and thousands of those jobs are available right here in the Valley.
United Parcel Service announced on Thursday that it is hiring more than 3,500 workers in the Phoenix area. The jobs are a mix of seasonal and permanent positions, including package handlers and delivery drivers.
JCPenney also announced it is looking to hire 550 seasonal workers for customer service and support positions. The company is also hosting a National Hiring Day event on Tuesday, October 16 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., where managers will be holding interviews and making employment offers to qualified candidates on-the-spot.
2500 package handlers
140 delivery and tractor-trailer drivers