An e-commerce distribution center in the township of Burlington is hiring 700 entry-level seasonal workers in anticipation of high demand during the holiday season.
Radial, a multinational that provides brands with technology, fulfillment and transportation solutions, announced the new jobs on Tuesday morning.
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“Seasonal associates at our fulfillment centers will be responsible for picking, packing and shipping orders to ensure packages reach customers in time for the holidays,” said Ann Marie Jonkman, Director of Distribution at Radial.
With pandemic precautions remaining a top concern for most job seekers, Jonkman stressed that employee health and safety is the company’s “top priority.”
“Procedures in place include temperature or screening checks for all employees and visitors before entering any facility, social distancing measures, and optional mask-wearing for vaccinated employees, except when national and local laws require it,” she said.
Candidates, who can apply online from, should expect to work 10 hours a day Monday to Friday or Sunday to Thursday until the end of December. Salaries are still being finalized.
The 700 jobs in Burlington Township are part of Radial’s nationwide pre-holiday jobs push, which sees the company hire 27,000 seasonal workers.
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The announcement comes as experts fear supply chain issues could have a big impact on supplies over the festive period. More than 80% of executives surveyed by KPMG said they were “somewhat” or “very” concerned about stock-outs in the run-up to the holidays.
On top of that, Jonkman said Radial found more than half of consumers surveyed plan to start holiday shopping earlier than they did last year – with 80% saying they’d shop sooner if brands started offering offers before Black Friday.
With most pandemic restrictions lifted and vaccines readily available, consumers are expected to do more in-person shopping this holiday season than last – but many no longer see it as the default option for buying gifts. About half of holiday season sales this year are expected to come from in-store purchases this year, while 41% are expected to come from online purchases, according to a report by marketing research firm Escalent. Online orders and in-store pickups are expected to account for about a tenth of holiday sales.
Aedy Miller covers education and the economy for the Burlington County Times, Courier-Post and The Daily Journal. He is a multimedia journalist from central Jersey and a recent graduate of George Washington University.
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