Mexican migrants returning from U.S. welcomed in workforce
It is not foreign investors that are generating the new jobs in Mexico, but rather national entrepreneurs.
The return of Mexican migrants will not be a problem for the country, because it is a skilled hand coming from the United States, which will be used by the domestic industry, said Héctor Márquez Pitol, Key Accounts and Institutional Relations of Manpower Group MeCCA.
“They are dedicated people with initiative and most importantly, many are bilingual, which will allow them to be located in important sectors such as tourism, automotive, and other businesses,” he added.
In his opinion, “instead of being a problem for the country, they will be a tool for the future of the national productive workforce”.
He pointed out that in the first quarter of the year 300,000 jobs are expected to be generated in the country and in the second quarter another 200,000, which in the first six months of 2017 will have created almost 500,000 new jobs in Mexico.
According to the director, there is good news in Mexico, because despite the environment of uncertainty, investors continue to trust the nation and instead of lowering investments, they are on the rise.
It will be difficult to reach a million jobs, because in the fourth quarter there is historically a decline. “The Net Employment Outlook is 12% once the seasonal adjustment has been made,” he said.
He indicated that the growth of jobs will be mainly in the manufacturing, automotive and services industries.
Employers in the Northeast and Northwest regions expect the most active hiring rate with net employment trends of 17% and 16% percent respectively, followed by those in the West, with forecasts of 14%.
Márquez Pitol clarified that it is not foreign investors that are generating the new jobs in Mexico, but rather national entrepreneurs.
These new jobs are formal and with a salary of approximately $10,000 pesos per month, said the manager of Manpower.
He commented that the productivity increase has allowed for the improvement of perceptions of the Mexican labor force.
Despite uncertainty, he insisted, Mexican employers continue to report optimistic hiring plans. He added an increase in recruitment levels in the seven industry sectors and in the seven regions over the next three months.
He said companies are hoping to increase their hiring levels across the four categories by size of their business over the next quarter.
Large companies are forecasting a strong job market with a net employment trend of 26%, up five percentage points quarter-on-quarter and four percentage points year-over-year.
On the other hand, he said, mid-sized entrepreneurs report 11% and small businesses report modest 8% hiring plans and micro hiring plans of 4%.
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