XPO Logistics creates 15,000 jobs in North America in preparation for holiday peak


XPO Logistics has announced a recruitment effort aimed at filling 15,000 job openings in North America.

XPO said it is hiring permanent, seasonal, full-time, part-time, hourly and salaried roles in its logistics, transportation and corporate operations. Distribution centre jobs – the largest portion of the recruitment program – represents approximately 8,000 opportunities across the US, with jobs available in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Maryland, California, Georgia, Tennessee and other states. The company’s goal is to fill all openings by November 15, 2020.

XPO is offering a number of hiring incentives, depending on location. Eligible seasonal distribution centre workers may receive a variety of additional bonuses and pay; whereas drivers may be eligible for sign-on or retention bonuses, and qualifying applicants who are interested in a commercial driving career may be able to train tuition-free for their CDL-A license.

Troy Cooper, President of XPO Logistics, said, “It’s gratifying to support the communities where we operate by creating thousands of jobs this year. Our retail and e-commerce customers are looking forward to a strong holiday season, with continued momentum into 2021. We expect that about 40% of our seasonal hires will move into permanent positions after the holidays.”

Source: XPO Logistics