Logistics companies 'to attract more female workers'

02-06-2008

Logistics companies 'to attract more female workers'
Women are being targeted by a new initiative from UK logistics businesses, an expert has suggested.

According to the acting chief executive of Skills for Logistics, Dr Mick Jackson, firms are creating a more female-friendly working environment.

Companies are working hard to attract more women to the industry by developing on-site creches, gyms and canteens, he said.

"[There are] even job opportunities that are based around working from home to fit in with family requirements," he stated.

Furthermore, Dr Jackson noted that the shift patterns offered by some roles in the sector could suit women with family commitments, although he added that there "is still a long way to go" in terms of recruiting more female employees.

The Chartered Management Institute recently revealed that haulage executives have seen a pay rise in last year, although annual managerial redundancy rate in transport and logistics hit 2.1 per cent, RoadTransport reported.

Related categories: Transport / Logistics.


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