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Yucatan: Leader in Job Creation

By Alessa Flores | Thu, 12/17/2020 - 17:01

Yucatan is the state that has achieved the most employment generation in the last two years. In the export industry alone, the state increased the number of jobs by 44 percent in 2019, according to the National Council of the Maquiladora and Export Manufacturing Industry (INDEX). 

Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal told the Yucatan Times that despite the pandemic, the state has created jobs to boost the economy. He also said that through the implementation of the Economic Boost Program for Industrial and Regional Development, the government managed to increase foreign direct investment from US$57.9 million to US$117 million in 10 months in 2019, which represented an increase of 102 percent against the previous year.
 

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Home Office Leads to Savings of MX$60 Million for IFT
 

Thanks to home office, the Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT) estimates it will save around MX$60 million (US$3.1 million) toward 2Q20 when eliminating the concept of rents. The IFT will stop renting seven floors on Insurgentes Sur avenue and this redesign based on remote work will result in 20-30 percent of the staff not requiring additional space. The president of the IFT, Adolfo Cuevas, commented that the process will begin in 2021 and savings will be observed between the second half of the year and 2022, once the offices of the IFT's sub-headquarters return to their tenant. IFT currently employs nearly 1,200 employees.

Mexico City Government Opens Call to Hire Medical Specialists, Nurses

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed Mexico City and the State of Mexico to the limit of hospital occupancy, at an average of 90 percent. Out of 3,573 beds, there are patients in 3,221, according to a note from La Jornada. Víctor Hugo Borja, Director of Medical Benefits of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), explained that Mexico City reports 86 percent hospital occupancy, while the State of Mexico reports 95 percent occupancy. Oliva López Arellano, Minister of Health of Mexico City, said the city signed an agreement so 500 Cuban doctors can stay three months in the country. They will be assigned to hospitals that require support in the capital. In addition, she highlighted that the capital city government has opened a call to hire specialists and nurses.

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Alessa Flores Alessa Flores Senior Journalist and Industry Analyst