FedEx Ground in Denver going on hiring spress
FedEx Ground is looking to hire more than 800 additional workers in the Denver area as consumers keep shifting more of their shopping online, which is driving for seven-day-a-week home deliveries, the company said Monday.
The openings are for handlers to load and unload packages at warehouses in Broomfield, Henderson and near Centennial Airport. The positions start out as part-time, with shifts ranging from two to five hours per day, and come with an option to go full-time. No minimum educational requirements are used to screen applicants, but applicants must be at least 18 years old.
Pay is up to $25 an hour, depending on experience, and day, night and weekend shifts are available, said John Policinski, a company spokesman in an email. After a “minimum threshold” of service, benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage, as well as paid time off, holiday pay, paid parental leave and tuition reimbursement.
Lower-paying service jobs were the hardest hit during the pandemic as hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions shut down. When those venues reopen, they may find the worker they had counted on coming back being lured away by other industries in need of workers.
Job search engine Adzuna, in an analysis of 5 million job postings available at the end of March, found that half of them didn’t require a college degree. Warehouse workers, the kind FedEx Ground is hiring for, ranked fifth overall, with demand stronger only for cleaners, truck drivers, delivery drivers and electricians among the “no-degree required” jobs.
“Our data paints a positive picture for workers without a college degree. A thriving construction industry, booming logistics sector and the return of hospitality are combining to create millions of opportunities for job seekers,” said Andrew Hunter, co-founder of Adzuna, in comments accompanying the report.
Looking specifically at metro Denver, Adzuna found that warehouse and logistics jobs represented the third-largest category of unfilled postings of all types in late March with 3,836 jobs available. Information technology had the most openings at 8,731, followed by health care and nursing at 4,880 openings. Other high-demand categories included sales and hospitality/catering.
The five companies most actively hiring in metro Denver at the end of March were Amazon, Centura Health, Facebook, KPMG and CyberCoders, according to Adzuna.
Metro Denver accounted for about 54% of the job openings available in Colorado, Colorado Springs for 11%, Boulder County for 8%, with the rest of the state claiming the remaining 27%, according to Adzuna. Statewide, the top sectors hiring were health care, logistics and warehouse, information technology, hospitality and sales.
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