Labour Exchange for Mayan Train Workers Up and Running
The National Fund for Tourism (Fonatur) together with the Ministry of Labor and Social Security (STPS) have set up a job bank for the Mayan Train. The project currently has 800 vacancies available in the five states where the construction is expected to take place and aims to generate approximately 1.5 million jobs. The 800 vacancies are available in areas such as: construction, operation and maintenance. Already over 7,500 job applications have been received, reported the Tren Maya's communications officer, Adrián Montemayor, via his Twitter account.
The director of Fonatur, Rogelio Jimenez Pons, stressed that as the project develops more specialized vacancies will be needed. Therefore, collaboration agreements were signed with educational centers, such as the National College of Technical Professional Education (Conalep) that will begin with a new educational study course titled Railway Technician, while the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) will build a campus in Palenque, Chiapas and offer the same career studies.
Regarding the rejection of BlackRock's option to develop the fifth section of the Train, Jimenez Pons said it was partly due to financial costs.
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