Long dominated by men, logistics firms now hiring women to check attrition

Organised players to lead the way with gender diversity getting a conscious push among large firms

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The number of women in the male-dominated logistics sector is set to increase in the coming years. In a bid to keep attrition under check, domestic logistics players are increasingly laying a thrust on gender diversity to ensure trained staff of higher longevity. "With technology and automation on the rise in the logistics sector, this is not just about physical work anymore. It also requires workers who can apply their minds. Due to this, women too stand a fair chance in this space unlike earlier," explained Abhishek Chakraborty, executive director of Bengaluru-based ...