Policy forbidding cell phones at work not limited to FedEx
From safety concerns to productivity and data security, there are many reasons why companies may limit employee access to cell phones. Some FedEx employees said the company’s no-phone policy delayed contact with loved ones after the mass shooting on April 15.Read More
Marion County prosecutor did not ‘red flag’ suspected FedEx shooter after gun incident last year
Ryan Mears said he did not “red flag” the FedEx shooter because his family agreed to give up a shotgun and mental health professionals did not commit him to a psych ward or prescribe additional medication.Read More
Vigil offers opportunities for healing, rememberance of FedEx shooting victims
The vigil came about 43 hours after police say former employee Brandon Hole opened fire in the parking lot and inside the FedEx ground center at 8951 Mirabel Road, killing eight before turning the gun on himself.Read More
Police trying to identify gunman, motive in FedEx shooting
Indianapolis police Deputy Chief Craig McCartt said the gunman arrived at the facility shortly after 11 p.m. in a car and almost immediately began “randomly” shooting at people in the parking lot with a rifle.Read More
FedEx said it plans to gradually ramp up operations. Employees were given the choice whether to return to work on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the company said it has donated $1 million to a survivor’s fund.
The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office has not said whether it sought to have Brandon Hole declared a dangerous person after a 2020 incident in which his mother told police he was suicidal. If a court had ruled he was dangerous, state law could have prevented him from buying another gun.
Brandon Scott Hole, a former FedEx employee who apparently killed himself after the rampage, purchased the guns in July and September, police said.
Police say Brandon Scott Hole’s mother last year called the police about her son, fearing that he might commit suicide. Police seized a gun from him at that time.
Mental health counselors say it’s important for workers in such situations get immediate and ongoing care to help them get through the trauma.
The chairman of FedEx said Friday that eight of the people who died in a mass shooting at one of the company’s facilities in Indianapolis late Thursday night were employees.
In addition to the nine deaths reported overnight at FedEx, at least four other Indiana deaths and four injuries have resulted from workplace shootings since mid-2015 in Indiana.
Indianapolis police said they encountered an active-shooter incident when they arrived at the facility near Indianapolis International Airport shortly after 11 p.m. Thursday. The suspected shooter eventually took his own life.
The Gun Violence Archive says 147 mass shootings have occurred so far in 2021. Their definition of mass shooting is a minimum of four gunshot victims.
U.S. online holiday sales are expected to shatter previous records. Adobe Analytics, which measures sales at 80 of the top 100 U.S. online retailers, predicts a total of $189 billion in online holiday sales, a 33% increase compared to last year.
Raj Subramaniam, president and chief operating officer at FedEx, said the company achieved “the growth that we expected to see over a period of three to five years … in a period of three to five months.”
The courier has cut its financial outlook just three months after raising it, reflecting an abrupt change in FedEx’s view of the global economy.
The Memphis, Tennessee-based company did not say how many positions it wants to eliminate or from what locations. But its Indianapolis International Airport hub is part of the Express division that will be targeted for the buyouts.
The upgrade and expansion of the giant shipper’s 320-acre, 2.5 million-square-foot complex is driven by the need to keep pace with steady growth in e-commerce activity.
Andy Frain Services Inc. plans to close its security operations center at the FedEx facility in Indianapolis at the end of September.
The project was one of several investments FedEx announced Friday. The company said the projects are all related to recent federal tax reform.
Both couriers now have entered the holiday season’s returns cycle, which also promises to be busy.