The conclusion of the ambitious Tren Maya project in Yucatán is just around the corner, and although it represents a milestone in national infrastructure, it poses a challenge for thousands of workers who will find themselves in search of new employment opportunities after its completion.
Alejandro Guerrero Lozano, President of the Coordinating Council of Businessmen (CCE) in the state, anticipates that the end of this federal mega-project will bring back workers to Yucatán who came from various parts of the country in search of job opportunities in the railway project. This return is expected to include people from other states.
Yucatán entrepreneurs are preparing to welcome these returning workers, recognizing that there are multiple sectors with available job positions.
This could mean healthy competition among companies to offer better working conditions and attract these professionals.
10,000 positions available in the construction sector
In the construction sector alone, it is estimated that there are around 10,000 job positions available for labor, while in the export manufacturing industry, there are approximately 600 vacancies, many of which could be filled by those who previously worked on the Tren Maya.
During the construction phase of the Tren Maya, a large workforce was needed, leaving various sectors with a shortage of workers. Particularly, the construction and housing development industry reported a decrease of up to 30% in its workforce.