GXO Logistics, Inc. announced that it has completed a successful pilot of a workforce flexibility platform that provides flexible arrangements for more than 1,100 ?gig workers? to supplement its workforce at eight GXO warehouses across the U.S., with plans to expand to additional locations. GXO has partnered with Employbridge, the largest industrial staffing company in the U.S., on the pilot program, which offers enhanced flexibility, enabling the company to attract a greater breadth of potential employees through an app called EmployGig.

At the sites where GXO piloted the program, nearly three-quarters of the participants are women and almost a quarter are stay-at-home parents or primary caregivers for children. Participants include people ages 18 to over 65, with the most, approximately a third, coming from the 25?34 age group. As part of the pilot program, GXO will post a job, including details on dates, hours, type of work and pay.

That job is instantaneously dispatched by EmployGig to candidates who best match the requirements, and they can then signal their interest. Because GXO is an industry leader in technology, a key attraction for many candidates is the opportunity to work alongside robotics and automation, which can also reduce training time. The program has enabled GXO to provide enhanced flexibility for its customers, which is critically important to respond in real-time to changes in demand while reducing costs by more efficiently managing and forecasting headcount.