Placement company Manpower published in its most recent quarterly survey on the Employment Net Tendency that Yucatán occupies the second place among Mexican states in terms of labor expectations for this year’s fourth quarter.
Like Aguascalientes, Morelos, Baja California, Chihuahua and Colima, Yucatan is well above the national average, due to a high hiring level, as a result of an 18% growth in this field.
Compared to the previous quarter, Yucatan advanced a total of nine percentage points, the second largest growth in the country. As a benchmark, at the end of 2012, Yucatan was placed in the “below the national average” category, according to Net Employment Outlook, the second worst category in the Manpower ranking.
In 4 years, Yucatán went from being among the 12 Mexican states with the least favorable hiring prospects, to second place in the country for the “best expectations” category.
An example of this improvement is Manuela Matos Ruiz, a single mother of three children who was in a difficult economic situation, being unemployed and over 40 years of age. However, through the employment exchange of the State Department of Labor and Social Prevision (Secretaría del Trabajo y Previsión Social: STPS), she found a vacancy as an accounting assistant in a motorcycle dealership.
“I visited the Secretariat’s “job market” and was given different options according to my profile, until I got to where I am now. The “job market” gave me several opportunities in different companies,” she said.
Matos Ruiz commented that among the benefits received by the STPS is the support in the search for a working place near her home, without having to spend money in public transportation to request information, since she did not have the necessary resources, being unemployed .
Another example is Jesus David Parra Cauich, who after three years of unemployment, found an option in the STPS Promotion Program and now has his own food and beverage business that allows him to pay for college and help his family at the same time.
“We were in a difficult situation as a family, my parents made a great effort to support and motivate us. When I lost my job my mother told me: “Son, do not get disappointed, things happen for a reason and I believe the future holds something better for you”. And today, the future is here, and now I own my own business,” said the 29-year-old.
Jesús David recalls that at the beginning it was very difficult to start his own business, but when he received a blender and a refrigerator as part of the STPS program, he was able to put his idea into practice, and his “Frappuccino” business located at Colonia Santa Rosa, started to pick up.
According to the state government, these advances in employment are in addition to the announcement made last month by the IMSS (Mexican Social Securtiy Institute), about the creation of more than 54,000 formal job positions in Yucatan since October 2012.
This figure implies that during the four years of the current administration more jobs were generated than in the two previous administrations together, and the creation of formal positions in Yucatán has resulted in employers seeing in the labor market unique opportunities for the development of their companies in the state.
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