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Colón, Panama (2015-2016) | Women Empowerment in Panama

Oiltanking Launches an Employment Program for Local Women in Colón

Minor maintenance work at the tank terminal in Panama is carried out by local women
Minor maintenance work at the tank terminal in Panama is carried out by local women

Some of our worldwide sites are located in regions characterized by high unemployment and crime. To address this problem, the tank terminal in Panama launched an employment program for local women in the province of Colón in 2015. The aim of the program is to provide a source of income for socially disadvantaged households living near the tank terminal and to improve acceptance of the company and therefore security in the region. About 15 women have participated in the program, which teaches basic maintenance such as cleaning, cutting grass and minor paint work in a rotating working-hours model. Of course they were also trained in HSSE issues like every other tank terminal employee.