LOUISVILLE, Ky. and SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky., Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Radial, a bpost group company, the leader in omnichannel commerce technology and operations, today announced its plan to bring on more than 5,000 entry-level fulfillment center workers in the Louisville and Shepherdsville, Kentucky area to support unprecedented ecommerce demand this holiday season. Seasonal workers will be responsible for processing online orders - including picking, sorting, packing and shipping - all in a fun team environment leveraging cutting-edge technology.
Consumer research reveals that 66% of shoppers plan to increase their online purchases during the holidays this year. As ecommerce demand reaches new heights in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, retailers must significantly scale their fulfillment workforce to meet holiday shopping needs. With 20+ fulfillment centers and a global fulfillment and transportation network, Radial is well-versed at helping retailers successfully navigate peak shopping season while keeping worker safety at the forefront.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Radial remains committed to safety and has made it a priority to implement processes and technologies to maintain the health and safety of every worker. These initiatives include:
Implementing automated temperature thermal screenings for anyone prior to entering every facility, visitors included Requirements to wear masks at all times Adjustments to working layouts and technology enhancements to enable and enforce social distancing Instant-Trace™ badges to remind and train new hires on social distancing best practices Heightened hygiene and sanitation procedures across every site to reduce risk
"The health and safety of our employees is Radial's number one priority," said Eric Wohl, Chief Human Resources Officer, and Senior Vice President. "We've always prided ourselves on our people-first approach, and we've built a culture where coworkers feel like family. This close-knit community is part of what historically has made us so successful at achieving peak season goals for our clients. When demand increases, our people work together to rise to the challenge. Our people-first workplace has been tested since COVID-19 hit, and I am deeply proud of how we've evolved our working environment to keep our strong community values intact while deepening safety measures. At Radial, we know we all have a role to play in following safety precautions, and everyone looks out for each other so we help keep our workplaces and communities safe."