New 716,490 square foot facility drives expanded job opportunities with safe working conditions
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Oct. 19, 2020 — Radial, a bpost group company, the leader in omnichannel commerce technology and operations, today announced the opening of its newest fulfillment center in North East, Maryland. At 716,490 square feet, this center marks the first Radial fulfillment center in the Maryland area. Driven by increased client demand in the wake of COVID-19, the opening of this facility reflects Radial’s commitment to helping retailers and brands scale their ecommerce operations to meet consumer demands.
The pandemic has accelerated the shift away from physical stores to digital shopping for many brands, resulting in a pivot to omnichannel fulfillment capabilities to remain competitive in the new environment. As ecommerce continues to be the preferred channel for most consumers, numerous brands turned to Radial due to its ability to scale and support high-demand periods.
The Radial site will provide significant and consistent opportunities for work in the area, as the North East facility will serve established clientele during the holiday season and beyond. Radial is currently hiring more than 100 full-time employees for roles in management and supporting facilities to serve the new site location. The company is also looking to bring on approximately 400 seasonal workers for the holiday season. Seasonal workers will be responsible for processing online orders – including picking, sorting, packing, and shipping – all in a fun team environment leveraging cutting-edge technology.
Recent consumer research conducted by Radial reveals that 65% of shoppers plan to either increase or spend the same on online purchases during the holidays this year compared to 2020. With 25 fulfillment centers and a global fulfillment and transportation network, Radial is experienced at helping brands successfully navigate the busy peak season while keeping worker safety at the forefront. At the fulfillment center in North East, Maryland seasonal workers will have the chance to work with industry-leading brands. Workers will source orders and send them to their final destinations using Radial’s technology, fulfillment, and transportation solutions.
“We are delighted to establish our fulfillment presence in North East, Maryland and thrilled to be creating many net-new jobs for residents,” said Sabrina Wnorowski, Vice President Human Resources, Radial. “This expansion enables us to open various positions for regular and seasonal employment in the community, and we look forward to having local talent join our team during such an exciting time of year. If you’re looking for an opportunity to jumpstart a new career in a safe, rewarding work environment, we’d love to welcome you to the Radial community.”
This year Radial is focused on associate care—from continued COVID health and safety practices, to training and onboarding improvements with added health and safety-conscious ergonomic tools, to full-time conversion opportunities—the company’s goal is to make the associate experience a great one. As the company continues to expand its fulfillment network to scale and match industry needs, Radial is committed to growing the workforce and being a top place to work for all associates.
With the focus on associate experience, Radial has implemented new technologies that enhance the way teams work across the network, including:
- Health & safety-conscious ergonomic tools: Radial has implemented lighter carts and robotic assistants (Autonomous Mobile Robots) to collaborate and work alongside employees in fulfillment centers, to take away the burdens of moving products manually throughout the day.
- Industry-leading, multi-language technology: tools developed exclusively within Radial that support multi-language interfaces and provide intuitive, tailored language support, enabling anyone from any background to join the Radial team and be successful. These tools will now support English, Spanish, French and Swahili speaking associates.
- Enhanced fulfillment software applications: to improve efficiencies, simplify tasks, and reduce steps.
Seasonal workers at the North East, Maryland location will be eligible for competitive hourly wages and opportunities for overtime. These seasonal roles are a great opportunity to kickstart a career with Radial. For individuals seeking long-term employment, Radial plans to offer significant opportunities to convert into full-time positions this year.
To learn more about the seasonal job openings in North East, Maryland, visit Radial’s career page
Radial, Inc., a bpost group company, is the leader in ecommerce solutions. Premier brands around the world confidently partner with Radial to deliver their brand promises, anticipate and respond to industry disruption, and compete in a rapidly evolving market. Our expansive network of fulfillment centers, flexible transportation services and advanced omnichannel technologies, help clients meet increasing consumer expectations and maintain market competitiveness. With our personal customer care services and intelligent payment and fraud solutions, brands confidently deliver high-value customer experiences required today. We are flexible, scalable, and focused on our clients’ business objectives. Learn how we deliver today’s retail for you at radial.com and follow us on Twitter @radialcorp.
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