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This Week in Talent: Labor Reform, Scarcity, Female Leadership

By Cinthya Alaniz Salazar | Wed, 07/06/2022 - 19:09

The Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS) is preparing a new labor law reform to augment occupational protections for 88 work-related diseases. Meanwhile, industry leaders at Women to Watch highlight the added-value created by having women in decision-making positions.

Crippling tech talent scarcity in the US can be a critical opportunity for Mexico´s emerging technology hub.

 

This week in Talent news and developments:

 

Mexico

Labor Law Reform to Include 88 Occupational Diseases

Legislators are advancing the reform of Mexico’s Federal Labor Law, which will include an update to the list of occupational diseases. Through the addition of 88 more occupational diseases, the reform would make Mexico’s list one of the most complete in Latin America, according to STPS.

Mexico: Key Player in the Development of IT Talent

The intersection of a digital transformation and talent scarcity in the US has fueled an insatiable demand for Mexican technology talent. This represents a crucial opportunity for Mexico to develop its communities, fight social inequality and cement its future as a technology superpower, according to João Nunes, Managing Director, PageGroup. 

 

Industry

Female Decision Makers Strengthen Companies

Companies with women in leadership and senior management positions demonstrate added market competitiveness and resiliency, according to industry leaders at Women to Watch. The observations follow a concerted effort by PwC to support talented women in decision-making bodies.

 

Gender Equality at Home Leads to Greater Female Entrepreneurship

To encourage the greater participation of female entrepreneurship it is necessary to seek gender equality in the homemaking responsibilities, according to Marisa Lazo, Founder and Entrepreneur, Pastelerias Marisa.

 

International

Lack of Tech Talent Hinders US Chip Manufacturing Reshoring

Tech talent shortage in the US threatens the plans of Intel, Samsung and TSMC, among others, to build computer chip development and manufacturing plants. This latest disruption represents the need for new federal immigration laws and funding for STEM education programs, according to ComputerWorld.

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