FedEx to hire 55,000 workers, raise hours for holiday season
(Adds details on hiring, working hours)
Sept 12 (Reuters) - FedEx Corp would hire about
55,000 workers and increase hours for some existing employees
for the holiday season as the U.S. package delivery company
prepares to cater to an expected jump in shipments due to online
The company's seasonal hiring is about 10 percent more than
last year when it added about 50,000 positions.
Shoppers are spending more on holiday gifting, according to
industry surveys, buoyed by a strong economy and labor market
that is churning out more jobs every month.
FedEx, has been investing more to handle the growing number
of deliveries for online purchases and other packages.
"The rise in demand for e-commerce goes beyond peak. It's a
year-round phenomenon...," said Raj Subramaniam, chief marketing
and communications officer.
The company said on Wednesday it would expand its U.S.
ground-shipping operations to six or seven days per week for the
shopping season and extend the six-day week throughout its U.S.
network all-year round.
(Reporting by Ankit Ajmera in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj
Kalluvila and Arun Koyyur)
First Published: 2018-09-12 14:15:29
Updated 2018-09-12 17:05:49
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