Greenwich shipping company to hire 8K for holidays

September 17, 2018

XPO Logistics plans to hire 8,000 people in North America for temporary work in the holiday season, with the Greenwich-based firm providing long-haul trucking and local delivery services.

In the first six months of 2018, XPO added some 2,000 employees to push its global workforce to 97,000 people.

“We have 800-plus warehouse facilities, we have 400-plus cross-dock facilities (and) we’ve got a last-mile hub network that’s going to (number) 85 by September,” said CEO Brad Jacobs in an August conference call. “We have lots and lots of assets that represent capacity to move goods through the supply chain, and customers don’t just want a little of it — they want to crowdsource the whole network. So, we’re renting out our scale to our customers, and that allows them to reach about 95 percent of U.S. consumers in one to two days.”

Alex.Soule@scni.com; 203-842-2545; @casoulman

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