FedEx Ground’s 550,000-square-foot facility in Kansas City’s Northland Park creates approximately 300 jobs, after reopening this month.
The facility is hiring nearly 300 more workers trained in efficiently handling the growing volume of large e-commerce packages in the lead-up to the holiday season.
FedEx Ground’s Kansas city distribution center is one of eight new or expanded large package centers nationwide in which the division has invested to ensure “safe, efficient, and reliable” handling of bulkier items, such as TVs, tires, and furniture.
These large packages now compose more than 10 per cent of the more than 11 million packages FedEx Ground transports each day.
Beyond its Northland location, FedEx Ground plans to hire 1,300 team members in the greater Kansas City area — including existing division stations in Kansas City, Lenexa, and Olathe — for the upcoming holiday season, its release said.
Nikki Mendicino, External Communications Advisor at Fedex said in a statement, “These positions will include a mixture of full- and part-time positions, with opportunities for workers seeking more than just seasonal employment to stay and grow with FedEx Ground in the new year.”
With more than 160,000 employees and more than 600 facilities nationwide, FedEx Ground reported $22.7 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2020. Its parent company, FedEx Corp., employs 30,000 people in the Memphis area and more than 500,000 in total.