Over the summer we highlighted Google and Amazon site openings coming to Memphis providing numerous employment and e-commerce opportunity. Now, FedEx announced they are opening 500 plus positions for hire at their Olive Branch location.
Our subdivisions in Nicole Place, Olive Branch, and Byhalia continue to thrive due to the booming job market. E-commerce and logistics-related jobs in Memphis continue to grow in the midst of the pandemic. The positive influx speaks to the continued growth for the local market, employment, our homes, and investors.
Read the Article published by Memphis Business Journal March 31, 2021
The COVID-19 vaccine might be fighting the pandemic, but it hasn’t slowed the e-commerce boom that’s stemmed from it.
According to the Adobe Digital Economy Index, consumers spent $121 billion online in the first two months of the new year, a 34% year-over-year increase, and digital sales are expected to total between $850 billion and $930 billion in 2021.
This all bodes well for FedEx Ground, which has bustled during the pandemic and consistently churned out strong quarterly performances. In Q3 2021, the subsidiary raked in $7.98 billion in revenue, a 37% YOY increase.
To meet demand, the business segment is now hiring more than 500 employees in the Memphis area at its Olive Branch hub. There are open positions for package handlers, with day and night shifts available.
According to a FedEx spokesperson, employees could earn more than $15 an hour — compensation is dependent on the shift — and are eligible for paid parental leave, as well as employee discounts in areas such as cell phone service, groceries, and car purchases. After a minimum threshold of service, workers could also receive various benefits, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, paid time off, holiday pay, and tuition reimbursement. Interested applicants can click here to learn more.