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Logistics giant NFI Industries adding 5,000 jobs

No experience needed for warehouse workers

NFI Industries is hiring 5,000 new workers before the end of the year for its warehouses around the U.S., and new drivers if it can get them. (Photo: Alan Adler/FreightWaves)

Supply chain solutions provider NFI Industries is hiring 5,000 people before the end of 2020 to speed holiday shipments and meet the pandemic-induced demand for goods to manage life at home and work under the same roof.

Other evidence: Per-mile freight rates are rising along with tender rejections. Fleets ordered 52,000 new trailers in September, the third-highest order month on record.

Some of the new NFI jobs are seasonal. Others are full-time positions. The company wants experienced and novice warehouse workers.

“The logistics industry has proven to be a stable and consistent career during unforeseen circumstances,”  NFI CEO Sid Brown said in a press release.

NFI has job openings at warehouses in Southern California, the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania;  Dallas-Fort Worth in Texas;  Minooka, Illinois and other locations. NFI has a significant drayage presence at nearly every major U.S. port.

“In the past five months, trucking employment has recovered just a quarter of the jobs lost in March and April, “ said Tim DeNoyer, vice president and senior analyst at ACT Research.

NFI operates a dedicated and drayage fleet of more than 4,500 tractors, run by company drivers, owner-operators and licensed motor carriers. Drivers with CDL-A licenses, corporate office and maintenance personnel, also are needed.

NFI partners with Daimler Trucks North America’s Freightliner brand and Volvo Trucks North America in testing Class 8 battery-powered electric trucks in Southern California. It expects to convert up to half its fleet to zero-emission electric powertrains by 2025.

Privately held NFI generates is based in Camden, New Jersey. It has more than $2 billion in annual revenue and more than 13,100 employees. It operates 350 locations and more than 50 million square feet of warehousing space globally.

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Alan Adler

Alan Adler is an award-winning journalist who worked for The Associated Press and the Detroit Free Press. He also spent two decades in domestic and international media relations and executive communications with General Motors.