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FedEx Express Excels As a Great Place to Work in Ireland

March 6, 2009

 

Dublin, Ireland, March 6, 2009 – FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, was recognised as a great place to work in this year’s prestigious “Best  Workplaces in Ireland 2009” listing, produced by the Great Place to Work® Institute Ireland.  This placing was achieved following FedEx Express’s participation in the Great Place to Work® Institute Ireland’s Best Workplaces employee survey and is the 4th time FedEx Express has been included in the Best  Workplaces list.

“We are proud that our commitment to helping our employees achieve their full potential has been acknowledged by this prestigious institution,” said David Canavan, Managing Director, FedEx Express Ireland. “Employee motivation is a core strategy for the success of our business.  Satisfied and empowered employees are much more likely to deliver outstanding customer service.”

FedEx Express is the world’s largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories.  The company has been consistently ranked as one of the world’s most admired and trusted employers in numerous surveys and listings.  In Ireland, FedEx Express employs 140 people and has operations in Dublin, Cork, Shannon and Kilkenny.

The Best Workplaces in Ireland 2009 listing was announced by Bob Lee, CEO, the Great Place to Work® Institute Ireland at the Burlington Hotel, Dublin on 25th February 2009. In congratulating the companies included on the list, Bob Lee commented that “in the current environment, Ireland faces increasing challenges to maintain competitiveness and I welcome the efforts made by Ireland’s ‘Best Workplaces in Ireland’ in enhancing the quality of Irish workplaces and in doing so helping us to achieve both our economic and social goals.  Your status as one of the Best Workplaces in Ireland 2009 highlights your organisation as one with a high level of trust, as well as being an employer of choice.”

The Best Workplaces in Ireland study sets out to identify and recognise Ireland’s best employers and the organisations with the highest trust levels, and therefore the most satisfied workforces in Ireland and throughout the European Union.  The study is conducted by The Great Place to Work® Institute Ireland which is an independent organisation www.greatplacetowork.ie

About FedEx Express

FedEx Express is the world’s largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.  FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date with a money-back guarantee.

About FedEx Corp.

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services.  With annual revenues of $39 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand.  Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 290,000 employees and contractors to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities.  For more information, visit news.fedex.com.

 
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