Current CEO: Frederick W. Smith
FedEx is a family of shipping companies which operate around the globe. FedEx, originally called Federal Express, was founded in 1971 and specialized in express air shipments. In 1998, Federal Express acquired Caliber System and became incorporated as the FDX Corporation. In 2000, the company streamlined its many holdings by rebranding itself as the FedEx Corporation; each of its subsidiaries added FedEx to its name and corporate services were centralized.
FedEx, headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., is one of the world's largest shipping companies, with annual revenues exceeding $39 billion. FedEx owns and operates many shipping hubs, facilities, retail service locations and freight services, and the company is known for its commitment to fast and reliable service. FedEx operates several subsidiaries, including FedEx for air shipping, FedEx Ground for ground shipping, FedEx Freight for LTL services and FedEx Office for retail shipping and printing.
FedEx Job Information:
FedEx employs more than 300,000 workers worldwide, and the company also hires a large number of independent contractors to service its FedEx Ground customers. Workers of FedEx can expect a competitive salary and a flexible benefits package; FedEx allows its employees to choose between several healthcare and retirement packages. In addition, FedEx offers tuition assistance, global travel options, reduced-rate shipping and an attractive employee stock purchase program.