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Huawei, SCT launch ICT Talent Program

By Alessa Flores | Thu, 09/10/2020 - 17:10

Huawei and the Ministry of Transport and Communications (SCT) launched the program "Seeds of the Future" to be held from Oct. 26 to 30 to encourage entrepreneurship among young Mexican university students. The program focuses on the design and implementation of innovative technological solutions with social impact and, according to Huawei, includes technology classes, virtual tours to Huawei laboratories to learn about the latest trends and technological developments, courses on AI, 5G networks, cloud computing, as well as virtual tours of Chinese cultural landmarks like the Great Wall and the Forbidden City.

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"Youth Writing the Future” Scholarship Launched 

This scholarship is aimed at students in poverty or vulnerable conditions who live in areas with high rates of violence, as well as students of indigenous origin and Afro-descendants who are enrolled in a higher education institution from the National Education System. Beneficiaries will receive MX$2,400 (US$111.9) per month delivered bimonthly over the 10 months that the school cycle lasts. The money will be given directly to the student through a bank card.


Pfizer Ranks First Among Companies With Best HR Practices

On Wednesday, Aug. 26, José María San Segundo, Merco's CEO, and Itzel Torres, Merco Mexico's General Director, presented the results of the eighth edition of the Merco ranking "The 100 Companies and 100 Leaders With the Best Reputation in Mexico." Pfizer Mexico was again recognized as the most prestigious company within the pharmaceutical sector. This year, the pharmaceutical company rose three positions from 14th to 11th place.


INEGI: Mexico Recovers 5.5 Million Informal Jobs 

According to the latest survey from INEGI, Mexico recovered half of the 11 million informal jobs lost during the pandemic. Nevertheless, despite positive signs in the labor market, experts agreed during the EF Meet Point forum "The Future of Work: The New Normality and Beyond" that job recovery will not be uniform. Results will depend on the rehiring of workers fired due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the creation of new jobs, which will depend on the economy, the Ministry of Health's traffic lights and other factors. 

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Alessa Flores Alessa Flores Senior Journalist and Industry Analyst