DHL eCommerce Solutions is hiring over 2,000 seasonal workers across the U.S. to meet demand for peak season, the logistics company said in a press release.
The company is looking for full-time and part-time sorters and encoders for its distribution centers. These positions handle parcel sorting, scanning, package handling and data entry.
“These are the two core jobs in our distribution centers, comprising about 80% of total staff. As volumes increase these increase proportionally,” Scott Ashbaugh, vice president of operations at DHL eCommerce told Supply Chain Dive.
Locations with open positions include Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Denver, Houston and San Francisco.
DHL eCommerce Solutions' holiday hiring spree spread across U.S.
The holiday hiring goal is a decline from 2021, when the company hired about 2,800 seasonal employees.
Although demand is expected to be higher than the “average day” during peak season, it isn't expected to reach the heights of the 2021 holidays. “We expect a 38% increase in volume this peak season, the same percentage increase as last year, but about 18% less than last year in total,” Ashbaugh said.
Still, DHL's different divisions are taking action to prepare. In September, DHL Supply Chain expanded its partnership with Locus to add more robotics as a way to boost production capacity. In October, the logistics provider announced its plan to hire 12,000 warehouse employees in preparation for the higher demand during the holiday season.