The Advocate (Stamford, Conn.)
GXO Logistics to Hire 4,000 for Holiday Season Across US
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GREENWICH, Conn. — Warehouse operator GXO Logistics announced on Oct. 13 plans to hire about 4,000 employees across the U.S. by the end of the year, as it prepares for a busy holiday season in which it expects a surge in product returns.
The hiring initiative, which aims to recruit more than 22,000 people worldwide, highlights the ongoing growth of the Greenwich-headquartered GXO, which describes itself as “the world’s largest pure-play contract logistics provider” and was spun off last year from Greenwich-based XPO Logistics.
GXO employs more than 130,000 globally, including about 30,000 in the U.S.
“Our hiring plans reflect a record year of customer growth,” Bill Fraine, GXO’s chief commercial officer, said in a statement. “A great peak starts with planning and requires real-time agility to adapt to market demand. As we’re gearing up for the peak season, we’re also planning for one of the busiest return seasons as shoppers look to exchange goods after the holidays. The days of peak volume ending in December are behind us as consumers continue to extend the season well into the new year.”
The open positions include salaried, hourly and contractor roles, with flexible-shift options and full- and part-time positions. GXO said it offers “competitive compensation and benefits, including hourly wage incentives, employee engagement activities and other performance-based programs.”
New hires will contribute to GXO’s “reverse logistics,” a form of supply chain management that moves goods from customers back to sellers or manufacturers. GXO processes approximately 170 million returns per year, up to 96% of which are returned to stock and resold to consumers, compared with an industrywide average of 75%, according to company data.
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The hiring push will not extend, however, to GXO’s home state. In response to an inquiry from Hearst Connecticut Media about its hiring plans in Connecticut, a GXO spokesperson said in an email that, “our facilities in Connecticut only have a few openings, and they aren’t related to holiday peak given the customers are mostly aerospace/defense.”
Worldwide, GXO operates with more than 950 facilities totaling about 200 million square feet. It works with “the world’s leading blue-chip customers to solve complex logistics challenges with technologically advanced supply chain solutions, at scale and with speed.”
In August 2021, GXO completed its spinoff from XPO, which is one of the world’s largest transporters of freight.
XPO ranks No. 3 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America, and No. 6 on the TT100 logistics list.
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