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12-year employment record in Chihuahua

Admin | 05.02.2013

Thanks to industrial growth in Juarez in 2012, the State of Chihuahua broke a 12-year record, according to figures from the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSSS). After 5 years, the State is only 16,097 jobs short of pre-October 2007 crisis figures.

Thanks to industrial growth in Juarez in 2012, the State of Chihuahua broke a 12-year record, according to figures from the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSSS). After 5 years, the State is only 16,097 jobs short of pre-October 2007 crisis figures.

IMSS data show that in 2012 the State generated 37,580 new jobs, a figure not seen since 2000, when 37,410 jobs were created.

This means 5.8% growth, since the number of registered jobs went from 652,505 to 690,085 last year; in 2000 growth equaled 5.6%.

This record set at the State was mainly due to growth in Juarez, which contributed with 52.9% of the new jobs generated in the State, i.e. 19,885 jobs.

Industrial Sector in Juarez generated by itself 19,246 new jobs in 2012, which equals 51.2% of the jobs generated throughout the state in such term.

In Ciudad Juarez, companies such as Wistron, Delphi and Foxconn keep their expansion plans, hiring workers by the hundreds. Other companies, which names were not disclosed, are also taking advantage of the incentives offered by the State Government to recruit hundreds of employees.

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