October 6, 2020

As employment remains a question mark for the wider economy, recruitment in the logistics sector is entering a familiar phase: the rush to secure adequate resources to handle the holiday peak.

We’ve already written about how the 2020 peak season will be different to those we’ve seen in recent years. Sales will be extended and the delivery network will be stretched throughout the traditional shipping peak. The surge in logistics hiring is a phenomenon that always accompanies this period, but 2020 marks an acceleration, as well as new challenges around how these seasonal workers will operate.

Our CEO Jeff Kaiden spoke to the Wall Street Journal in September to discuss what we’ve seen in our industry. Continue reading 2020 eCommerce and the Seasonal Hiring Surge

November 9, 2018

A quick browse around our site is enough to show that the Capacity team is drawn from many different countries and cultures.

However, the topic of diversity and inclusion at Capacity runs deeper than a few pictures, which is one of the reasons we held a panel discussion on the subject earlier this year.

Beyond the broad themes of hiring a diverse workforce and bringing everyone into the fold, we wanted to take the time to explain these ideas in the context of Capacity. Continue reading Diversity & Inclusion: The Capacity Way

October 13, 2016

As the retail sector gears up for another hectic holiday season, attention turns to preparations being made by the package carriers to handle the annual rush.

The examination of 2016 holiday deliveries will be no exception, but the way the major carriers are approaching peak season this year is a little different. Alongside the standard strategy of bringing on a small army of temporary workers, both UPS and FedEx are exploring new technology to help them avoid delays and increase efficiency. Continue reading Planning for 2016 Holiday Deliveries Blends Hiring with Hub Automation