Logistics firm to create 1,000 East Midlands jobs

XPO Logistics, the Northampton-based provider of transport and logistics solutions, says it set to create almost 1,000 jobs in the East Midlands after making “extensive” preparations for what could be a record holiday shopping season.

The firm is gearing up for the Christmas rush my increasing its use of intelligent automation and real-time visibility and control as well as creating 997 jobs in the region.

Troy Cooper, president of XPO Logistics, said: “One of the most important benefits we bring to supply chains is reliable access to consistent outcomes. This holiday season, e-commerce volumes have ramped up earlier than usual as people spend more time at home. Our technology will help our customers manage through new patterns in demand.”

In Europe, where XPO has the largest platform for outsourced e-fulfilment, the company expects to prepare over 67 million e-commerce orders for distribution between mid-November and mid-January.