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Need a holiday job? UPS, FedEx, Amazon hiring 6,600 in KC-area this season

See inside this Kansas City FedEx shipping facility

Places like FedEx Express are seeing a 10 percent increase in packages being shipped as online shopping increases for the holiday season.
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Places like FedEx Express are seeing a 10 percent increase in packages being shipped as online shopping increases for the holiday season.

Even if you haven’t started your online holiday shopping, FedEx, UPS, the U.S. Postal Service and Amazon are beefing up their efforts to deliver the goods.

Hiring efforts in the Kansas City area seek to fill 6,600 jobs to handle the annual surge in shipments.

The push comes after heavy volumes last year that forced some UPS drivers to be available for 70-hour weeks and saw complaints against all delivery services.

UPS is hiring 1,400 in the Kansas City area, among 100,000 seasonal jobs the company is adding nationwide for the holiday shipping season. Here, the full- and part-time posts include package handlers, delivery and tractor-trailer drivers and driver helpers.

The UPS jobs are at its Lenexa, Kansas City, Kan., and Edgerton, Kan., facilities. Candidates should apply online at UPSjobs.com.

FedEx is hiring 2,700 for its FedEx Ground facility in Kansas City, as part of its addition of 55,000 holiday season employees. The jobs here involve what the company called front line work, specifically package handling.

FedEx Ground asks candidates to apply online.

Amazon plans to add 2,500 seasonal jobs at its four facilities in the Kansas City area. The jobs will be at its fulfillment centers in Kansas City, Kan., and Edgerton, Kan., its sorting center in Lenexa and its delivery station in Shawnee.

Applicants for Amazon jobs should seek positions online at www.amazon.com/kcjobs.

The United States Postal Service currently has no hiring fairs in the Kansas City market. It too lists available jobs online for applicants.

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