Logistics workers in-demand
Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez revealed, during the 1st Logistics Services Philippines Conference on December 6, 2018, that there are more job opportunities in the domestic trucking industry.
“The growing investments in the country, especially in the manufacturing sector, increased the demand for trucking, shipping, and other logistics services. Many have invested in these sectors and are now looking for people to be part of their operations. This means more jobs for our people,” said Lopez.
President of the Philippine Multimodal Transport and Logistics Association, Inc. (PMTLAI) president Marilyn Alberto confirmed that there is indeed a shortage of drivers and truck helpers in the country.
Lopez added that those interested to join the workforce can get training from the Academy of Developmental Logistics, Inc., led by Sam Bautista, and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
“It is a given that you have to train well to provide good service. But the opportunity is there, we just have to let the people know so we can link them to the proper training institutions,” Lopez added. /