TORONTO –In response to increased demand, Purolator will be hiring 1,100 new staff.
During the past three months, the company has operated as an essential service and has been on the front lines of the dramatic change in Canada’s supply chain, meeting the critical needs of businesses and Canadians as home deliveries rose 30 percent alongside retail e-commerce sales that surged by up to 120 per cent.
The new courier and sorter jobs are part of the company’s strategic priority to add capacity to its network. The jobs are located across Canada, and the company expects to hire another 1,000 employees in a few months to help satisfy peak season demand.
“Everyone has experienced dramatic change over the past few months and we are accelerating our growth and innovation plans to help businesses recover, to help people and families adapt and stay safe and to kick-start the Canadian economy,” said John Ferguson, president and CEO, Purolator.
“Our service performance is solid, we are investing in urgent network capacity, speed and access, and I am incredibly proud of our 12,000 employees – soon to be more than 13,000 – who continue to provide heroic, essential and safe services during this extraordinary time.”
One year ago Purolator announced its plan to invest more than $1 billion in its five-year delivering the future growth and innovation strategy. As the economy enters recovery, the company is focused on five priorities to serve the critical needs of businesses, consumers and communities, which include:
- Continuing significant investments in health and safety and contactless deliveries to keep people and communities safe and connected;
- Increasing network capacity, speed and access to help businesses grow and benefit from emerging market opportunities;
- Enriching the digital experience of shippers and receivers;
- Expanding global supply chain capabilities for businesses shipping to and from Canada;
- Advancing social responsibility and sustainability across all areas of the business.