Companies servicing e-commerce merchants are making hefty investments in their networks to raise capacity after the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated online shopping activity. DHL’s $300 million commitment show the company expects volumes to remain elevated for the long haul.
But the labor market is a challenging one for companies looking for warehouse workers. DHL is competing with carriers like FedEx, UPS and the Postal Service, who are all attempting to hire tens of thousands of workers to process parcels. FedEx Ground is already rerouting 600,000 packages a day due to staffing shortages at its hubs.