DANVILLE — The new FedEx Ground facility under construction in Danville near Lynch Road is expected to begin operations in October.
Recruitment is underway for jobs at the new facility, according to FedEx officials. Anyone interested can visit fedexgroundjobs.com and search “Danville” to find information on all available positions.
The new facility will employ a mix of full-time and part-time members.
It was expected that there would be 150 to 180 full-time jobs and a few hundred part-time and seasonal jobs, according to Danville Mayor Rickey Williams Jr. when speaking about the project the last year.
Construction began last year on the building in Southgate Industrial Park near Fiberteq and Sygma.
FedEx Ground has entered into a lease agreement for a new 217,000 square foot distribution center located on Borgen Drive.
The company will also contract for package pickup and delivery services with service provider companies that locally hire drivers, assistants, managers and other positions. FedEx officials said they continue to experience strong package volume due to the growth of e-commerce and are optimizing the capacity of its network to meet growing demand for its services.
The Danville site was chosen because of its easy access to major highways, its proximity to customer distribution centers and a strong local workforce community for recruiting employees.
Tim Dudley, CEO of Vermilion Advantage, said last year, “We are thrilled that a global leader like FedEx sees the value in our community and has chosen to invest here. The economic impact on our region is limitless.
According to FedEx company information, “FedEx Corp. provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenue of $94 billion, the company delivers integrated business solutions through operating companies that collectively compete, operate collaboratively and innovate digitally under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its 550,000 employees to stay focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards, and the needs of their customers and communities. FedEx is committed to connecting people and possibilities around the world in responsible and resourceful ways, with the goal of achieving carbon neutral operations by 2040.”