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Weekly Roundups

An Evolving Workforce Stands to Make Gains

By Cinthya Alaniz Salazar | Thu, 10/21/2021 - 17:37

As US citizens continue to leave the workforce, Mexican talent stands to benefit from US tech nearshoring. In other news, the IMCO reported that women only hold 35 percent of government managerial positions in Mexico. Domestic workers remain highly susceptible to exploitation revealed post-pandemic data. CONFEDIN called for establishing gender parity in Mexican labor unions. Companies have failed to develop consequential preventative mechanisms since NOM-35 came into effect.

In international news, ILO created a database for emerging countries to reference policies that promote youth employment. Mexican STEM talent draws international attention, positioning the country as global leader in technological talent. 

 

Here is your weekly briefing on talent:

 

Mexico

Post-Pandemic Nearshoring Could Benefit Mexican Workers

US citizens are leaving the workforce in droves, now totaling 4.3 million as of August, reports the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. As companies struggle to fill these positions, highly impacted sectors like tech may begin to recourse to nearshoring, representing an opportunity for Mexican talent. 

Study Reveals Underrepresentation of Women in Federal Institutes

IMCO reports there is an underrepresentation of Mexican women throughout government entities particularly in educational, scientific and technological institutions. Only 35 percent of the general managers at those institutions are women.

Domestic Workers’ Rights: Lessons From COVID-19        

Due to the unprotected nature of domestic work, workers have often been denied equal labor rights entitled to other forms of employment. Last year, the Mexican government voted to extend these rights to protect domestic workers. A year later, Valeria Uribe, Director General Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) reflects on how these protections upheld during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Labor Unions in Mexico Need to Push for Gender Parity

Representatives of Latin America, the US and Canada met to discuss the need to establish gender parity in Mexican labor unions. The Labor Reform includes parity as an obligation but only five percent of union leaders are women.

Evaluating NOM-35 Compliance in The Post-Pandemic World

Last year, NOM-035 preventative regulation tasked companies with identifying work conditions that fueled psychological risk factors in the workplace and develop countermeasures to address them. A year later, in the post-pandemic world, it becomes clear that companies have failed to develop consequential preventative mechanisms.

 

International

ILO: Database to Support Youth Employment

In an attempt to help government entities reintegrate their youth into the labor market that was cratered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Labor Organization (ILO) created a global database of national employment policies and strategies promoting youth employment.

All Eyes Are on Mexican Talent

Recent automation technologies engineered by Mexicans have captured the interest of global organizations like NASA, Hannover Messe and Mitsubishi Electric. Domestic recognition and prioritization of STEM fields has begun to yield results, which has drawn international investment thereby promising to catapult Mexico as a global leader in automation technologies.

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Cinthya Alaniz Salazar Cinthya Alaniz Salazar Journalist & Industry Analyst