Hundreds of Lehigh Valley jobs available from FedEx Ground, UPS

It’s not just Amazon, with its ubiquitous prime trucks, that is planning to hire hundreds of people for the holiday shopping season.



a sign on the side of the road: The groundbreaking ceremony for FedEx Ground's $335 million package-sorting plant plant is shown in this file photo. Both FedEx and UPS, which have major operations in the Lehigh Valley, have joined Amazon in announcing they are seeking hundreds of people for seasonal jobs.


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The groundbreaking ceremony for FedEx Ground’s $335 million package-sorting plant plant is shown in this file photo. Both FedEx and UPS, which have major operations in the Lehigh Valley, have joined Amazon in announcing they are seeking hundreds of people for seasonal jobs.

FedEx Ground and UPS, which also have major package-sorting operations in the Lehigh Valley and equally recognizable delivery trucks, have both put out Help Wanted signs.

UPS says it plans to hire more than 100,000 holiday workers, including 800 for its distribution facility in Palmer Township. Meanwhile FedEx, which also operates a large delivery center in Allen Township, plans to recruit 700 people.



a sign in a field: A July 2018 photo that shows the UPS facility at 1620 Van Buren Road in 33 Logistics Park in Palmer Township. The facility measures 1,015,740 square feet.


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A July 2018 photo that shows

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Amazon to bring over 2,500 jobs to the Central Valley as part of widespread hiring spree

Amazon is recruiting more than 100,000 workers across the U.S. and Canada in anticipation of the holiday season, over 2,500 of which will be hired across the Central Valley.

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According to an Amazon spokesperson, the company is adding over 4,000 jobs throughout Northern California, with 1,700 in the Sacramento area and 2,600 planned for the Central Valley. Brittany Parmley, a PR manager for Amazon Operations, said the Central Valley jobs will be available in Tracy, Patterson and Stockton.

She added that jobs range from packing customer orders to positions in HR and finance within the individual buildings.

Wages will start at $15 per hour, Parmley said, and benefits like health and dental insurance, as well as a 401(k) match, will be available “on day one.” Select positions also come with a sign-on bonus of up to $1,000. Jobs are available for those with and without a college degree,

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Silicon Valley Bank Hires Sunita Patel as Head of Business Development, Technology and Healthcare

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In her role as Head of Business Development, Sunita will oversee venture capital relationship management, corporate venture relationship management, sales origination and SVB’s emerging managers practice across the US. She will report to Dave Sabow, Head of Technology and Healthcare Banking, North America and will be based in Palo Alto, California. 

“The opportunities for our clients in the innovation economy continue to grow and we are fortunate to have the experienced professionals on staff who can help accelerate their success,” said Mike Descheneaux, President of Silicon Valley Bank. “Sunita has been helping innovative companies and their investors build their businesses for many years and we are thrilled to have her join our team at SVB. We look forward to helping many more clients together.”

Sunita has spent her entire career focused on the innovation economy and has extensive experience

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