Amazon opens a women-only delivery station

Amazon opened a new delivery station this Monday (9) in Embu das Artes, in the metropolitan region of São Paulo. The branch is the company's largest in Latin America, from where products are shipped to consumers.

The headquarters will have 41 employees, and, in times of high demand, such as Black Friday, the number should surpass 60. During peak periods, the station can have up to 500 drivers making deliveries daily, according to Rafael Caldas, leader of Amazon Logística in Brazil.

He says 70% of the team will be female, and all six leadership roles. This is the first female-only station, according to Amazon, which aims to have 50% women and men in its operations in the coming months.

In Brazil, Amazon has delivery stations in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais, in addition to 12 distribution centres