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Mexico City: Four Months of Job Creation

By Cinthya Alaniz Salazar | Fri, 11/19/2021 - 11:09

A joint public-private initiative to create formal employment in Mexico City has consistently met its objective over the past four months, said José Luis Rodriguez Diaz de Leon, Minister of Labor and Employment Promotion. Ultimately, the secretary aims to tackle COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on women in the labor force.

“We are emerging from a health emergency… that in Mexico City, led to a loss of over 200,000 jobs. Since July, the economic reactivation program has successfully generated employment for City of Mexico,” said Rodriguez.

In October alone, the collective effort between local authorities and the private sector, generated over 26,000 employment positions. According to the minister, this accomplishment was a product of articulated efforts at all levels of government and of course the stakeholders who provided these opportunities.

These results are consistent with Mexico City’s economic growth over the past four months,  previously reported by MBN. Overall, as of September 2021 the city had already contributed 13 percent the generation of formal employment, the highest increase out of 32 states.

Alvaro Obregon Mayor Lía Limón praised this effort and thanked the Ministry of Labor for getting ahead of the economic urgency created by the pandemic, which wiped out employment and savings for thousands of working families. Additionally, the mayor praised the minister of Labor for his deliberate intent in removing barriers that had pushed women out of workforce in droves during the pandemic.

One of the most impacted demographics were women, which is why the program is striving to create conditions for equitable access which implies, “formalizing efforts in favor of women by focusing efforts to reduce the inequality gaps that still exist, to reduce those gaps that prevent women from having equal wages and equal work in Mexico City,” said the minister.

Today in Alvaro Obregon, 54 companies will be hosting a job fair offering almost 2,000 employment opportunities. Meanwhile, the next job fair, to be held November 25-27, in Coyoacan with be focused primarily on extending these opportunities to women.

The data used in this article was sourced from:  
Minister of Labor and Employment Promotion
Photo by:   Oscar Reygo
Cinthya Alaniz Salazar Cinthya Alaniz Salazar Journalist & Industry Analyst