It’s easy to be put off by the average worker’s lack of experience and skills.
But for some, the reality of working at a logistics firm is not always as it seems.
The most common hurdle to getting a job in the field is the inability to speak fluent English, and it’s one that many people face.
“It’s really hard to find people who speak English,” said Kevin Pritchard, the CEO of New York-based logistics startup Xpo, who has been working with the American Red Cross and a few other nonprofits on recruiting and hiring refugees.
“It’s not a very well-known part of the community.”
Pritchard and other logistics professionals say it can be a daunting task to get the word out to people who are otherwise unfamiliar with the logistics industry.
The U.S. refugee resettlement program is especially popular among the non-English speaking, so it’s not uncommon to see people at logistics companies with no formal training or knowledge of the logistics field, Pritchett said.
“I’m looking for people with experience and qualifications, and that’s what we’re looking for,” Pritch said.
“We’re looking to recruit people with some of the skills and experience that they have in the industry.”
The logistics industry, which employs about 100,000 people in the U.K., Germany, Sweden, Ireland, France and Italy, is considered a rapidly expanding and highly skilled occupation in the United States.
But in recent years, the industry has been plagued by a slew of recent terrorist attacks and other public health crises.
In April, a gunman opened fire in a New York City coffee shop, killing four people and wounding eight.
A month later, a truck bomb exploded at a market in Brussels, killing at least 32 people.
A wave of terrorist attacks in Europe and a series of terrorist assaults in the Middle East and North Africa in recent months have increased the pressure on U.N. and other humanitarian organizations to recruit more refugees.
A total of 8,724 refugees have been resettled in the European Union since the beginning of the year, and nearly 6,000 more refugees have arrived in the Netherlands since June, according to the U