A surge in e-commerce and the rise in home delivery has Purolator responding by creating more than 1,100 jobs to meet the increased 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, in a news release. “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.”
The company said it is creating the courier and sorter jobs as part of its strategic priority to add capacity to its network. The new 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, it said.
Purolator said it is focused on five priorities to serve the critical needs of businesses, consumers and communities as the economy recovers:
- 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; and
- Advancing social responsibility and sustainability across all areas of the business