Companies get creative to find seasonal workers amid labor shortage

With this tight labor market, companies are trying harder to recruit employees, especially for the holiday season.

PORTLAND, Ore. — With this tight labor market, companies are offering better pay and benefits to try to recruit seasonal employees for the holiday season. 

UPS in Portland is holding a three-day hiring event, hoping to hire 1,500 new employees. The company anticipated over the summer it would be difficult to find seasonal employees amid a labor shortage. The company said it is offering competitive wages, flexible schedules and programs that help pay college tuition to attract new candidates. 

“We’re pretty aggressive with our planning when it

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