XPO Logistics to Hire More Than 6,000 U.S. Seasonal Workers as E-commerce Booms
GREENWICH, Conn. - October 20, 2017 - XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO), a leading global provider of transportation and logistics solutions, today announced that it expects to hire more than 6,000 seasonal workers for its U.S. contract logistics operations. The company's 2017 recruitment target exceeds last year's level by approximately 1,000 workers, due primarily to the growth in e-commerce.
XPO currently manages the contract logistics for over $85 billion of goods globally across a broad range of industries every year. The company is a major player in North American e-commerce through its leading positions in contract logistics and last mile logistics for heavy goods, and is the largest outsourced e-fulfillment provider in Europe.
Troy Cooper, chief operating officer of XPO Logistics, said, "The dynamic growth in e-commerce and omnichannel is creating huge opportunities for our retail customers. We're looking for individuals with a strong work ethic who want to further their skills with a company that prioritizes training, technology and safety."
XPO was recently named the top performing U.S. company on the Forbes 2017 Global 2000 and was recognized this year by Forbes magazine as one of America's Best Employers.
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About XPO Logistics, Inc.
XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is a top ten global logistics provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. The company operates as a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets in 31 countries, with over 90,000 employees and 1,435 locations. XPO uses its network to help more than 50,000 customers manage their goods more efficiently throughout their supply chains. The company has two reporting segments: transportation and logistics, and within these segments, its business is well diversified by geographies, verticals and types of service. XPO's corporate headquarters is in Greenwich, Conn., USA, and its European headquarters is in Lyon, France. www.xpo.com
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