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UPS wouldn’t be the company it is today without the dedication and generous spirit of more than 435,000 employees worldwide. What makes someone a “UPSer”? It’s the skill, commitment, teamwork, and level of care that each individual brings to the job, to each other, and to bettering communities worldwide. Every UPSer has a story. Here are just a few.

Featured Stories

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Delivering on Faith

One package car driver talks about her passion for service and faith.  More

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The UPS Hype Man

A passion to motivate starts with a smile … and some music.  More

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#FittestoftheFleet

One UPS tractor-trailer driver brings her passion for fitness to work.  More

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The People Behind the Packages

UPS package handlers explain the benefits of their job.  More

Additional Stories

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The Safest Drivers on Earth

UPS added 1,528 new drivers to its coveted Circle of Honor in 2017.

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Chalk One Up for Safety

UPS driver creates chalk art to remind coworkers to work and live safely.

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A Half Century of Excellence…x 2

Two UPS aircraft mechanics reach Master status.

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Messages in a Bottle

UPSers help each other – and an entire island – recover after Hurricane Maria.

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Joining the Best of the Best

Two UPS drivers reach Circle of Honor gold.

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Mr. Brown's Books

UPSers help the man who has devoted his life to helping others.

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The Question that Changed a Life

A near-decision to leave UPS was averted by a manager who cared.

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The Biggest Heart in Baton Rouge

A dedicated UPS driver gives back to his Louisiana community … in ways his mother taught him.

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Employee Heroes - Sharon Harris

UPSers get the job done, and they get it done right. It’s part of our culture. Sharon Harris joined UPS after 23 years in the military. It takes stamina, determination, and work ethic to deliver millions of packages each day.

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Helping When Disaster Strikes

Thousands of UPSers live in the areas of Texas devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Many did what UPSers do best, offering a helping hand.

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Employee Heroes - Tim Lowe

UPSers get the job done, and they get it done right. It’s part of our culture. Tim Lowe says loading packages is like a game of Tetris. It takes stamina, determination, and work ethic to deliver millions of packages each day.

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A Hall of Fame Career

UPS driver Tom Camp notches 55-year safe driving record.

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Ramp It Up

UPS volunteers offer their time and manpower installing wheelchair ramps for veterans, or the families of deceased veterans, in need.

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UPS has a long-standing history of promotion from within, supported by strong employee mentorship programs.

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In 2016 alone, more than 18,000 part-time employees at UPS advanced to full-time work.

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A majority of UPS’s top executives began their careers working in UPS operations, including CEO David Abney.

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Each year UPS selects one outstanding community volunteer as the Jim Casey Community Services Award Winner in honor of founder Jim Casey.

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Volunteerism is a core belief at UPS and, in 2014, the company pledged to reach 20 million volunteer hours by the year 2020. With 2 years still to go, UPSers are almost 80 percent of the way to this goal.

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UPS has partnered with United Way since 1982 and through its employees is the single largest giver to the organization, having donated more than $1 billion to date.

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With a presence in every state and community in the country, UPS moves 6 percent of U.S. GDP through our system every day.

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UPS has a long-standing promote-from-within policy — in fact, more than 70,000 current full-time drivers were once part-time employees.

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In March 2013, UPS made a commitment to hire 25,000 veterans over the next five years. In April 2014, UPS increased its commitment to 50,000 hires. At the end of February 2017, UPS was at 131 percent of its hiring goal, having hired more than 67,000 returning veterans.

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Last year, The UPS Foundation responded to 20 major world disasters and invested more than $13 million in funding, in-kind, and technical support for community safety initiatives that included enhancing urgent disaster response preparedness, response, and recovery.

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Also last year, the UPS Foundation provided in-kind support for 468 shipments of humanitarian aid and relief in 53 countries — almost $6 million worth of in-kind services.

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UPS has more than 10,504 Circle of Honor members, each of whom has driven for 25 years or more without an avoidable auto accident.

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Together, UPS’s Circle of Honor members have logged more than 257,220 years of safe driving.

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In 2017, 234 of the Circle of Honor inductees were women, the most of any year to date.

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UPS invests more than $194 million annually in safety training.

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UPS supports and sponsors a month of volunteerism among all its employees known as Global Volunteer Month.

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Each year, UPS concludes the month of volunteerism with a $10,000 grant from The UPS Foundation to a nonprofit organization that a UPS employee volunteered with in each region.

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In 2016, The UPS Foundation’s charitable giving totaled $59.1 million to more than 4,300 nonprofit organizations.