SHORTAGE OF DRIVERS IN ITALY IS A REALITY: D’AGARO INTERVIEW

The transport and logistics sector, in Italy, suffers from a lack of drivers: there are no Italians ready to do the job. D’Agaro (of the trucking company of the same name) would have no problem hiring foreign staff, even Afghans, as long as they have experience and can speak the main foreign languages.

‘We would have no problem with that, as long as they have experience in the industry and know how to communicate in the main foreign languages,’ explains Angelo D’Agaro, president.

This could also appear as a warning: companies in the mountain area are looking for workers who could settle in the area and thus increase the population.

The transport sector must also come to terms with the Gree Pass node.

A decision by the government regarding the use of the Green Pass on transport is expected in the days to come, while the world of work is split between those who would like to make certification mandatory for workers and those who are against imposing the vaccine.

That’s the philosophy adopted at D’Agaro Trasporti in Amaro, the company with more than 90 years of history that has continued to reach Europe in addition to the rest of Italy in recent months, performing its essential service. “In a year and a half of pandemic, we haven’t had a single case in the company, despite our continuous travels to Europe as well,” confirms president Angelo D’Agaro, who has a fleet of 44 vehicles and a new headquarters at Carnia Industrial Park, the result of a 2 million investment.
Another problem, specific to the trucking sector, is the lack of personnel. There are no Italian drivers. D’Agaro is ready to hire also foreign staff: the important thing is that they have experience in the field, the only reservation would be related to the language.

This is probably not a coincidence, but the result of the “rigorous application by the staff in the company and during transport of all the actions necessary to contain the spread of Covid, from spacing, to the use of sanitizers”, he lists. This is a behaviour that “we have also found in the companies with which we have relations for the transport of goods: each entrepreneur cares about the continuation of his business and therefore we are moving towards a widespread application of the provisions, especially those relating to distancing. Direct contacts are reduced to a minimum, always in safety”.

MOUNTAIN IS ROCK

I share the values that are at the base of the Montagna Rock manifesto: they represent what, in concrete terms, we are trying to achieve also with the Carnia Industrial Park, that is: to create value in the mountains, helping companies to settle, offering innovative forms of training and development of new entrepreneurship. As well as confirming our commitment with the companies already operating within the CIP’. These are the words of Roberto Siagri, president of Carnia Industrial Park in Tolmezzo (Ud) regarding the manifesto Montagna Rock, launched by the two companies Froogs and Eurools, supported by Beng, all operating in the mountains – in Resia (Ud) and Villa Santina (Ud) and Tolmezzo (Ud) -.

The seven points of the intellectual bulwark from which we start with a series of concrete initiatives are this:
In the mountains you can do business.
You can decide to live in the mountains, as a life choice.
The quality of life in the mountains is exemplary.
Working surrounded by nature increases creativity.Distances are relative: adequate organization is sufficient. Digital and road infrastructure is a priority.
Mountain companies must offer challenging jobs, full of stimuli, to young people who want to invest their time.

The challenge – continues Siagri – is also, and above all, to systemize what is already there in the mountains and with what is available in the region, to develop the mountains. Digital transformation is a great opportunity for areas like the mountains. What is needed, however, is investment in infrastructure and training together with the common purpose of entrepreneurs, local and regional institutions. I want to believe that we are already on the right track and this manifesto for the mountains is a demonstration of this.

ICT WORKERS NEED IN FVG

In the North of Italy, in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, there are as many as 135 open employment positions among the more than one hundred companies affiliated with Ditedi, the largest digital network in the region. In particular, 29 companies in the Cluster are looking for systems engineers, project managers, engineers and developers with a wide range of skills (software development software development, design, IoT, project management, etc.), with opportunities outside the region as well.

Such a wide and diversified job offer confirms the “hunger” for collaborators that this strategic and constantly growing and evolving sector is showing. A search for  collaborators that has become even more pressing in the post-Covid era due to the transformations in the pandemic has caused, accelerating the digital transformation in a cross-sector way.

The point on this aspect, and on all the dynamics that are characterizing the ICT field, will be made by Ditedi on Wednesday, September 22, starting at 5 pm, at the Lean Experience Factory in San Vito al Tagliamento, the world’s largest and most integrated model digital company.

On this occasion, the Ditedi cluster will present the Rapporto Fvg Digitale, the economic radiography of the ICT sector in Friuli Venezia Giulia, drawn up by the Universities of Udine and Trieste in collaboration with the collaboration with the Cluster. This will be followed by a visit to the Lean Experience Factory, which has recently expanded and will have the opportunity to learn more about the services that it makes available to the entire territory.

Lef is a reality born as an experiential training center in 2011 from the joint venture between McKinsey&Company and Confindustria Alto Adriatico and other local partners. Over the years, Lef has consolidated thanks to the model factory and to the partnerships with different organizations, thus becoming an accelerator of lean and digital transformations and hub of relationships with the best providers of technological and organizational, technological and organizational solutions. In concrete terms, the digital company of San Vito al Tagliamento offers experiential training, tests new technologies (Test Bed) to verify and validate the impact they will have in the complex daily life; it provides organizational and digital consulting.