XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO), a leading global provider of transportation and logistics solutions, today announced that it expects to hire 8,000 North American logistics workers for the peak holiday season. The company’s retail logistics volume through August is running approximately 20% higher than 2017, primarily driven by consumer demand for e-commerce and omnichannel retail fulfilment.
Troy Cooper, president of XPO Logistics, said, “We’re ramping up for the holiday season and another significant increase in e-commerce activity. We expect to add 8,000 seasonal jobs before November – a significant increase over last year’s holiday hiring. Our modern warehouses are filled with automation that is an attractive choice for workers and helps us to be as productive as possible for our customers."
XPO previously reported strong second quarter gains in its global logistics segment, driven by growing demand from e-commerce and industrial customers. The company is the second largest contract logistics provider worldwide, with approximately 183 million square feet of facility space and more than 7 billion inventory units managed daily.
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