DHL Express reported that it will recruit approximately 900 new positions as the company completes the latest US$108m expansion of its Americas Hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport.
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.
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 United States and throughout the Americas.
It also adds new storage and warehouse space for ramp equipment and shipping containers. DHL has invested more than US$280m 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.