As in many industries, this sector is diversifying its workforce. Historically they have had a low percentage of female participation but today they seek to have a fairer payroll where the women occupy more important positions.

    Meanwhile in United States and Europe it’s more common, in Argentina, women still have little participation in the logistics sector. Many local companies recognize the challenge of integrating them and are on the way to adding them in both operational and managerial activities.

    Although it is an activity with a certain level of automation, logistics is a sector that is highly dependent on human beings: human interaction in the integral logistics process continues to be highly involved. For logistics, the human factor is keyis still the center of activity and, in this context, women have different skills than men, that’s why the importance of being part of the industry.

    In tune with the country and the world labor market, companies seek to have an increasingly diversified workforce where women should have a more important role: Integrating more and more women is one of the great challenges for the years to come.

    It should be noted that logistics activity has grown a lot in recent years, especially the last mile: it was one of the sectors that came out ahead of the pandemic and today seeks to meet the new demands for personnel to sustain that growth.

    As for the capacities demanded, it depends a lot on the specific activity that must be carried out. Middle and managerial positions are in high “hard” demand (engineers, graduates in logistics and administration, accountants, etc.). In more operational positions, the secondary degree is mandatory because you must live with advanced machines that require operators to have a high level of training and specific knowledge to be able to perform the function.

    *By Gabriel García, Director of Operations at Celsur Logística.

    by Gabriel Garcia

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