DHL Express to add 900 new jobs at Americas hub

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DHL Express is to add around 900 new positions as it completes the latest $108 million expansion of its Americas Hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport in the US.

The expansion to a new day sort operation and projected growth in shipments is expected to increase the hub’s workforce to more than 3,300 from the current 2,400 employees.

DHL Express Americas chief executive officer, Mike Parra says: “We are excited to leverage our newly expanded Americas Hub and welcome talented potential candidates to fill these new positions.

“As we look to the future, we know the continued investment in motivated people is the key to ensuring that we meet the demands of our customers and have the ability to handle the continued growth and expansion that will occur at our CVG Hub location.”

This latest expansion features a new north ramp that’s built on 45 acres of land and provides parking space for 16 additional planes, bringing the hub’s total capacity to 65 aircraft gates.

The expansion also includes additional automated sorting capability and 40 new reload positions that will enhance the hub’s ability to handle the growing shipment volume expected to be seen in the US and throughout the Americas. It also adds new storage and warehouse space for ramp equipment and shipping containers.

DHL has invested more than $280 million in its Americas Hub at the CVG airport since 2009. The company’s Americas region encompasses North and South America as well as the Caribbean.

The expected shipment growth will require DHL to add a new day shift seven days a week, beginning in May, to complement the evening shifts currently running at the hub.

(Photo above courtesy of Business Wire)