Anyone who's looking for some decently-paying seasonal work, please stand up. UPS currently has a few hundred positions across many departments in and around the Montreal area ahead of the holiday package rush!
With several jobs available including drivers, package handlers, and even admin positions, this could be your chance to get into a flexible work schedule that could reap benefits down the line.
According to a statement shared with MTL Blog, "210 of these [jobs] are located in our Lachine, Blainville and Brossard facilities."
"We offer competitive wage ranges starting at over $17/hour, as well as flexibility, tuition reimbursement program, health benefits and multiple shift opportunities. But the biggest thing we offer seasonal hires, is a chance to start a career."
Here are just some of the jobs you'll find at UPS Montreal.
Salary: Starting at $19/hour, can go to $35.89/hour
Location: Lachine, Montreal
Why you should apply: If you have a class 5 license or higher and a clean driving record, this could be the job for you. Delivery drivers are the backbone of UPS and there is plenty of growth potential in this position.
Looking For: Bussers, bartenders, servers, hosts, and elves
Why You Should Apply: If you've always dreamed of being one of Santa's elves, now's your chance. This Christmas pop-up bar is opened from November 15 to December 26 and is in need of some festive people to become part of its staff. To apply, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you been dreaming of a four-day workweek forever now? Well, this Montreal company is in the midst of moving to a four-day workweek and the employer plans to keep employees' salaries the same.
So, we figured we'd see which positions video game studio Eidos has available at the moment.
Eidos told MTL Blog that "the 4-day week is already in effect for some teams, each of which is responsible for submitting its integration plan to the studio head for approval."*
When asked if new hires will be able to take advantage of the reduced work week immediately, the company said yes, so long as the four-day workweek program is approved on their team. "The 4-day work week applies to all studio employees."*
The company currently has 22 job openings. These include:
As for the perks and benefits of working at Eidos, the company stated that "you benefit from a competitive salary and advantageous bonus plans, while having the possibility of working remotely and adjusting your work schedules in order to create your own work-family balance."
Wondering why the company chose to move to a four-day workweek? In a Q&A, Eidos Head of Studio David Anfossi said, "The idea is not to condense the working hours into [four] days, but rather to review our ways of doing things and our quality time invested, with the aim of working better!"
The positions at Eidos were open at the time of writing this article but are subject to change.
Gearbox Studios Montreal is opening soon thanks to a $200 million investment from the company.* Gearbox Entertainment already has an office in Quebec City.
"Following our successful experience establishing Gearbox Studio Quebec, our investment in a new studio in Montreal creates an exciting new prospect for Montreal-based talent – whether they wish to work on existing Gearbox franchises, or help with the creation of new, original ideas," Gearbox founder Randy Pitchford said in a press release.
There are already some jobs available that you can apply to right now at Gearbox Studios Montreal.*This article has been updated.