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Package handlers aid cargo carriers to make on-time deliveries by loading and unloading packages, boxes, and general freight. They handle packages of all shapes and sizes and varied weights, manually moving the merchandise from one freight truck to another or between facilities, as and when required. Package handlers work as part of a team to meet deadlines with client expectations in mind. The vast majority of the work is at the beginning and end of the shipping process, in local sorting facilities. They are primarily hired by large companies that ship considerable quantities of goods every day. The position is essential for the smooth running of any logistics or delivery company, ensuring that customers receive their delivery on time and without damage. Package handlers earn an average annual salary of $32,000, with average annual overtime pay of $4,500. It is typically an entry-level position that starts as part-time work with shifts during the day or evening hours. Promotion involves working more hours and daytime shifts. The most common career paths are delivery driver, operations supervisor, and operations manager, positions gained through education, experience, and expertise. 

Essentials of the position

Package handlers are integral to the effective operation and daily goals of the company. Their primary duty is to manually assemble, seal, scan, load, and unload parcels, ensuring that the merchandise is safely delivered to its destination. They get tasked with accurately reading and comprehending labels warranting that all packages are correctly processed and sorted according to the destination. Using scanners, handlers track parcel information such as receipt or status of the delivery. Along with material moving machine operators and material record keepers, these workers handle and keep a record of all items. While undertaking the tasks, they are required to follow safety regulations and guidelines. In general, the package handlers should work efficiently to meet client and company requirements.

Requirements for the role

Although qualifications such as education or certification are not mandatory, a high school diploma is preferred by most employers. Physical strength and stamina are crucial to the job. The workers must have the ability to lift items weighing as much as 50 to 100 pounds. They must have the knowledge to work with hand tools and loading equipment. Good hand-eye coordination is essential since these employees have to move packages to different locations without any damage. In order to be successful, candidates must have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, and have strong comprehension skills.  Apart from this, the applicant must be willing to work in a fast-paced environment, follow instructions, and perform repetitive tasks.

20 Package Handlers  applied for jobs in the last 24 hours on Workstream.

E***** A*****(662)-6**-***8
Package Handlers for Hire in Greenwood, MS
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Package Handlers for Hire in Beaverton, OR
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Package Handlers for Hire in Happy Valley, OR
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Package Handlers for Hire in Redmond, WA
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Package Handlers for Hire in Citrus Heights, CA
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Package Handlers for Hire in Foley, AL
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Package Handlers for Hire in New York City, NY
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A***** R*****(586)-2**-***5
Package Handlers for Hire in New Baltimore, MI
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Package Handlers for Hire in Austin, TX
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Package Handlers for Hire in New York City, NY
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Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Package Handler

What is the best way to find and hire a Package Handler near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Package Handler applicants. Employers posting their Package Handler job on Indeed get about 15 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Package Handler applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Package Handler are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 14 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 22 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Package Handler positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Package Handler role?
SMS has 98% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Package Handler job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Package Handlers are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 154% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Package Handler applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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