UPS Expands Tuition Assistance Program to Include All Part-Time Employees in South Dakota

“Earn and Learn” Program Pays $5,250 per Year With a Lifetime Maximum of $25,000

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., June 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced the expansion of its tuition assistance program in five states including South Dakota. The “Earn and Learn” program pays up to $5,250 per year for tuition for any part-time package handler in every operating facility in the state. Previously, the program was only available in select locations and on select shifts. UPS operates sorting and delivery facilities in the following South Dakota cities:

• Aberdeen• Rapid City
• Brookings• Sioux Falls
• Huron• Sturgis
• Mitchell• Vermillion
• Mobridge• Watertown
• Pierre• Winner

Eligibility in the program begins on the first day of employment, and all UPS locations in the state are currently hiring for part-time package handling positions. UPS operating facilities offer several shifts, from early morning to late night time-frames, so students can easily find one that works for their class schedule. The program is also expanding in Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin and North Dakota.

The UPS Earn and Learn program has distributed over $200 million since its inception in 1999. Many of UPS’s full-time management, drivers and even senior leaders began their careers at the company as part-time package handlers. UPS CEO David Abney started with the company 42 years ago loading trucks while attending college.

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