UPS Pioneer and Lifetime Urban League Partner: Profile of Ken Jarvis, 1st African American UPS Driver

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A 1957 introduction by a contact in the National Urban League’s San Francisco office led Ken Jarvis to a position as UPS’s first African American driver.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 4:00pm

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A 1957 introduction by a contact in the National Urban League’s San Francisco office led Ken Jarvis to a position as UPS’s first African American driver. Jarvis used the opportunity as a stepping stone, ultimately serving as a vice president of UPS human resources.   But this was not only his opportunity. By continuing to build and maintain relationships with civic and community organizations, Jarvis worked to open the doors of UPS to thousands of qualified and diverse applicants throughout his 37-year career.

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