In 2022 of the great energy crisis and price increases, with inflation reaching peaks never reached in recent years, there are companies that despite the economic difficulties are open to large-scale hiring. It is the case of DHLglobal logistics giant and part of the Germans of Deutsche Post DHL, even if behind the many new jobs opened by the company there is an attempt to patch up some problems that in the recent past have led the group to be investigated for administrative offense of tax fraud.
Recruitments after the investigation
Ben 1,500 are the precarious workers who have been hired by the shipping giant controlled by the German Post. A real mass recruitment process which, if there weren’t a judicial “background”, would have no equal. But this is not the case, given that DHL in recent months has been investigated for an administrative offense of tax fraud in its Italian arm. DHL Supply Chain Italy, in fact, five months ago was accused of “neutralizing its tax wedge through the outsourcing of manpower”, through “contracts for the illegal supply of manpower presented as procurement contracts”, with a loss of VAT for the ‘Inland Revenue and “no protection for workers forced to move from one coop to another, on pain of losing their job”.
The case was born after the interceptions that had led to the seizure of over 20 million euros from the group. After the no to the plea deal, the lawyers Isolabella, Mandolesi and Canzi led the giant to convert the judicial problem into an opportunity to strengthen the internal anti-tax crimes organizational model and to monitor the VAT obligations of the suppliers. Thus, with the 1,500 hires of precarious workers, the choice was made way of “reinternalization”, or the return of workers to the suppliers who manage the warehouses. This is a strong signal that for the prosecutors of the Milan prosecutor’s office it resulted in a clear censure compared to what happened previously, so much so that the case was closed for the first time with the filing of the administrative offense of a company (here we told you about Amadori’s maxi hiring plan).
DHL, hiring also in view of Christmas
But recruitment at DHL certainly didn’t stop there. In addition to the 1,500 temporary workers who have returned to other suppliers, the giant has decided to launch a plan for the extraordinary hiring of 900 employees to manage the increase in orders related to the peak period which starts in November until Christmas. The plan was explained by the CEO of DHL Express Italy, Nazzarena Franco, who underlined that the staff “will be added to our 9,000 employees, located in Italy in about 90 production sites that ship to 220 countries”.
At the basis of DHL’s decision, in addition to strengthening the delivery system, there is the need to respond presently to the increasingly pressing requests of companies and consumers to make use of ever faster and quality shipments. A need that has therefore led the logistics giant to think of an investment plan such as that of 350 million euros already implemented which led to the creation of several sites in the country and the Malpensa Hub (here instead we have told you about the recruitment in Deloitte).