MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The UPS announced Friday it is gearing up for the holiday season by hiring more than 1,200 people in the Twin Cities area.

The openings are a combination of seasonal and permanent positions, which include package handlers, delivery and tractor-trailer drivers and driver-helpers.

UPS is hiring at three area locations, which include its Eagan facility at 555 Opperman Dr., its Minneapolis facility at 3312 Broadway St. NE, and its Maple Grove facility at 8601 Valley Forge Lane.

UPS says a part-time or seasonal job is frequently a foot in the door to a full-time position.