Purolator creates over 1K new jobs for Canadians
Surge of e-commerce with rise in home delivery creates opportunities and challenges
TORONTO — During the past three months, Purolator has operated as an essential service as home deliveries in Canada rose 30% alongside retail e-commerce sales that surged by up to 120%.
In response, Purolator announced that the company will be creating more than 1,100 jobs as they adapt to the realities of COVID-19.
“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 prepared statement. “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.”
Purolator is creating more than 1,100 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.
As the economy enters recovery, the company is also focused on five priorities:
- Continuing investments in health and safety and contactless deliveries
- Increasing network capacity, speed and access to help businesses grow and benefit from market opportunities
- Improving the digital experience of shippers and receivers
- Expanding global supply chain capabilities for businesses shipping to and from Canada
- Advancing social responsibility and sustainability across the business