FedEx plans to hire 20,000 seasonal workers to help handle holiday shipments at FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery and FedEx SmartPost nationwide. Last year, the shipping company did not release seasonal hiring estimates.
The increase in staff coincides with a projected sharp uptick in business. FedEx says it expects to move more than 17 million shipments – almost double its daily average volume – through its global networks Dec. 12 in what is expected to be the busiest day in company history.
Additionally, the company estimates it will move more than 260 million shipments between Thanksgiving and Christmas, a 12% increase from the 2010 holiday season.
Those looking for seasonal work can apply for a position at FedEx’s career Web site.