Team in Aberdeen, Maryland, honored for providing employment opportunities for people with disabilities
GREENWICH, Conn. and ABERDEEN, Md., May 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GXO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: GXO), the world’s largest pure-play contract logistics provider, announced today that it has received the Employer of the Year award from The Arc Maryland. The Arc is the largest statewide advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The award, given to Team GXO in Aberdeen, Md., recognizes the group’s exceptional commitment to competitive employment opportunities and creating an inclusive workplace for people with I/DD.
“We’re honored to be named ‘Employer of the Year’ by The Arc Maryland,” said Maryclaire Hammond, Chief Human Resources Officer, GXO. “The group’s inspirational work has benefitted the community immensely, and we're fortunate to be a part of it. One of GXO’s core values is to ‘Be inclusive,’ and our team does an outstanding job of welcoming these new team members and helping them become full contributors in our operations and proponents of the GXO culture. We’re looking forward to expanding our involvement with this exceptional program to our other sites throughout the rest of the country.”
GXO hired three employees from The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region program in 2020 and added a fourth this year. All are material handlers, working in carton forming, replenishment and inbound/receiving. Job coaches from The Arc visit the employees twice each month to check on progress and to offer general support.
Each year, The Arc presents individuals and companies with its highly respected Statewide Leadership and Advocacy Awards. The Employer of the Year award in 2022 is GXO’s first from The Arc.
About GXO Logistics
GXO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: GXO) is the world’s largest pure-play contract logistics provider and is benefiting from the rapid growth of ecommerce, automation and outsourcing. GXO is committed to providing a diverse, world-class workplace for approximately 120,000 team members across more than 900 facilities totaling approximately 200 million square feet. The company partners with the world’s leading blue-chip companies to solve complex logistics challenges with technologically advanced supply chain and ecommerce solutions, at scale and with speed. GXO corporate headquarters is in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. Visit GXO.com for more information and connect with GXO on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
Source: GXO Logistics