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Weekly Roundups

Market Urgently Demands More STEM Capabilities

By Cinthya Alaniz Salazar | Thu, 01/20/2022 - 17:11

International and domestic pressure for technology professionals has created an urgency to capacitate the incoming labor force with new technology and STEM skills. In other news, Nissan employees in Morelos will feel the effects of ILO’s unemployment projections as the company moves production to Aguascalientes. Also, experts call for the Federal Labor Law to be reformed following reports of multiple companies circumventing their obligation to provide equipment and services funding to employees working from home. Moreover, it is unlikely that a four-day workweek model will make its way to the global south in the immediate future.

 

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Mexico

New Tech Skills Take Spotlight in 2022 Talent Market

As technology companies aim to nurture the development of new digital competencies, learning platform Udemy outlines the skills that will be in demand in Mexico for 2022.

Nissan Mexicana to Lay Off Employees at Morelos Plant

The automotive company will move its production from Cuernavaca, Morelos, to Aguascalientes, dismissing a total of 562 employees in various stages throughout 2022.

 

Industry Trends

Experts Discuss Risk of Using 3-2-2 Hybrid Working Scheme

Companies are dodging their legal obligation to provide equipment and telecommunication tools to employees working from home. These conditions are stipulated under the 3-2-2 hybrid scheme, prompting experts to call upon the reform of the Federal Labor Law.

When Will the Four-Day Workweek Come to the Global South?

The latest emerging labor trend involves condensing the workweek into four days for equal pay, as more companies champion its implementation.

The Urgency of STEM Education in Latin America

STEM programs and careers can help leave behind the educational lag caused by COVID-19 and start moving toward the future, writes Pearson’s Santiago Gutiérrez.

“The urgency of stimulating scientific, technical and digital knowledge from the earliest school stage is more than evident. In a changing world, with more remote activities, new paradigms of consumption and logistics, labor markets demand trained professionals that we are failing to provide,” said Gutiérrez.

Inspiration: The Process Behind Innovative Thinking

It is difficult for anyone to be creative on demand and to create out of nothing. Atrevidea’s Founder and CEO, Daphne Leger, looks at ways to get inspired to do creative work.

“[A]s a professional looking to drive innovation forward, you can and must seek out inspiration in a proactive and practical way. This is to counter the fact that we often become so focused on delivering results in our direct business and current context that we forget to look beyond,” Leger said.

 

International

ILO Unemployment Report Forecasts Troubled 2022

The International Labor Organization (ILO) reports that job prospects have deteriorated worldwide, with recovery patterns varying considerably between regions, countries and sectors.

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Cinthya Alaniz Salazar Cinthya Alaniz Salazar Journalist & Industry Analyst