FedEx look to hire 2,600 workers in Memphis for the holidays

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - FedEx plans to hire 2,600 people in Memphis, as well as 50,000 people across the country. The uptick in hiring is part of the shipping giant's plan to ensure holiday deliveries continue without a hitch.

The openings in Memphis include 1,000 jobs at FedEx Express and 1,600 at FedEx Ground facilities.

The peak time for shipping is always around the holidays with the highest demand and volume in November and December. The local openings include permanent, part-time, and seasonal package handlers and other support positions.

Plus, those seasonal hires often become year-round employees.

"I started here 39 years ago. Right here in the Memphis hub in December during the holiday season," said FedEx Senior VP of HR & Diversity Shannon Brown said.

Brown worked his way up in the company. Now he's hoping to help others get their start.

"With more volume we need more people. Great energetic people who really want to work," he said.

FedEx ramp agent Tameka Hollingsworth said the company offers great benefits, such as a tuition reimbursement program.

"The company assisted me in getting my Bachelor's degree and my Master's degree and all types of training throughout my career," Hollingsworth said.

Both Hollingsworth and Brown say the shipping giant offers big opportunities if you're willing to work hard.

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