Thousands of new jobs forecast for Quintana Roo in coming months

Employers and job seekers met at a recent job fair in Cancun. (PHOTO:

CANCUN, Q. Roo — For the second quarter of this year, 16% of entrepreneurs in this tourism destination are planning to increase their workforces, while 4% expect to reduce them, and 78% expected to remain unchanged, according to the 2016 Employment Outlook conducted by the Manpower placement agency.

In Cancun there are a total of 36,000 companies, according to the database maintained by the Benito Juarez Municipality, which includes Cancun.

The 16% of companies mentioned by the Manpower survey would mean that 5,760 businesses would plan to increase their workforces for the holiday period.

78%, equivalent to more than 28,000 companies, would keep their workers stable without hiring new staff, and about 4%, equal to 1,440 companies would lay off employees.

Employers and job seekers met at a recent job fair in Cancun. (PHOTO:
Employers and job seekers met at a recent job fair in Cancun. (PHOTO:

The Cancun Hotel Association projects an occupancy rate increase for the coming summer season, which begins at the end of May and ends in late July.

Manpower’s survey preducts favorable hiring intentions throughout Quintana Roo for the second quarter of the year.

Throught southeast Mexico, composed of Quintana Roo, Campeche, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Tabasco, Veracruz and Yucatan, hiring is expected to remain strong in the field of agriculture and fisheries. Sectors such as manufacturing and trade also reported an expectation of hiring.

According to the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (STPS) of Quintana Roo, for the first and second quarter it would generate 25,000 new jobs due to growing hotel chains and other companies in the state.

Among the cities that projected job growth are greater Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Isla Mujeres. Major hotel chains are opening new hotels in Cancun, requiring more employees, some already opened while others have plans to open mid-year. The generation of new employment is expected in the hotel sector and services.


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