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Maquila Generates 111,000 Extra Jobs

Admin | 24.07.2013

Maquiladora and Export Manufacturing (IMMEX) companies gained 111,000 new jobs in April 2013 over even month the previous year, the highest peak in employment records, according to the Mexican Statistics Agency, INEGI.

Maquiladora and Export Manufacturing (IMMEX) companies gained 111,000 new jobs in April 2013 over even month the previous year, the highest peak in employment records, according to the Mexican Statistics Agency, INEGI.

The companies certified under IMMEX Program employed 2 million 57 thousand people in such month, while last year the number was 1 million 946 thousand people.

The states that gained the largest number of jobs in this term are Chihuahua, with 21,000 new jobs, Coahuila with 19,000 and Baja California with 17,000; while in Puebla and Mexico City jobs were lost, almost 3,000 each.

“In a monitoring made by the government on Maquiladora and Export Manufacturing Industry, based on IMMEX Program, it may be observed that the number of commercial establishments grew 10% throughout Mexico, rebounding from the drop posted in the previous month, when 26 productive units were closed”, Gabriela Siller, IMMEX Industry Analyst with BASE Bank, explained.

The number of people employed by this industry also posted an increase, keeping the trend upwards in employment since the beginning of the year, according to an analysis in June Maquiladoras Economic Report.

Maquiladora industry is currently showing certain stability, with sustained and stable growth, and some companies show relative improvement.

“It is to be mentioned that last April manufacturing export industry kept its trend upwards at a moderate 2.29% pace, the largest growth was observed in mining-metallurgy industry (17.93%), which rebounded after two months of drops. Increases were also posted by paper, printing and editorial industry (12.58%) other non-metal mineral products manufacture (10.20%), wood industry (5.92%) and plastic and rubber products manufacture (5.60%)”, Siller pointed-out.

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