Radial Inc., which is engaged in omnichannel commerce technology and operations, plans to hire more than three thousand workers at its Kentucky fulfillment centers.
There will be an additional 3,750 seasonal jobs available at the company’s fulfillment centers in Louisville, Shepherdsville, and Trade Port, Kentucky.
The new positions are being created to support the busiest time of year in the retail industry, Radial said in a statement.
“As more people shop online, job opportunities in the fulfillment and transportation sectors have expanded dramatically to ensure consumers’ holiday packages arrive at their doors on time,” the company said.
The e-commerce firm said that seasonal workers will be offered ‘competitive’ hourly wages, overtime and holiday pay, flexible work schedules, employee discounts, and a referral bonus program.
“We’re thrilled to be creating so many additional jobs in Kentucky, many of which may lead to full-time opportunities,” Kelly Scally, director of strategic staffing at Radial.
Last year, Radial converted more than 1,000 seasonal employees into full-time workers after the holidays.
“Whether you’re looking to earn extra cash for the holidays or wanting to get your foot in the door at Radial, seasonal work is a great place to start,” Scally added.
Retailers Should Prepare for Holidays
According to Radial, it’s never “too early” for retailers to prepare for the holidays.
The firm advises retailers to be prepared to kick off the 2017 peak season on Amazon Prime Day, when consumers will begin flocking to e-commerce sites to scoop up deals and get a head start on the season.
For many retailers, peak season accounts for more than 30% of total yearly sales, which means one small slip-up during this period can drastically impact annual revenues.
Radial fulfilled more than 65 million orders last holiday season.
“This peak season will make or break retailers, who are depending on e-commerce success to drive profits and set them up for success in the New Year,” said Stefan Weitz, an executive at Radial.