52% of works in Tijuana are assigned to foreigners
TIJUANA – According to Confederación Patronal de la República Mexicana (Coparmex) in Tijuana, at least 52% of the works in the city are assigned to construction companies from other states in the country. The president of Cámara Mexicana de la Industria de la Construcción (CMIC) Tijuana deleg...
74.5 % of the workforce in Baja California Sur belongs to tourism: Setues
In the last quarter of 2018 there were reported more than 296,000 people working in the tourism sector of Baja California Sur. The minister of Secretaría de Turismo, Economía y Sustentabilidad (Setues), Luis Humberto Araiza Lopez, pointed out that 74.5% of the existing workforce in the South Cali...
Baja California ranks 2nd place in employment generation in maquiladora companies
With 381,159 jobs generated in October 2018, Baja California is the second place in employment generation for the maquiladora industry and export manufacturing, said its national president Luis Aguirre Lang. In his last visit to Mexicali, Mr. Aguirre highlighted that the latest data from the secto...
California lost nearly 10,000 solar plant jobs in 2018
CALIFORNIA – California’s solar industry shed nearly 10,000 jobs last year over uncertainty about the Trump administration’s tariffs on imported solar panels and state policy changes, a new report reveals. The tariffs were set in January 2018, beginning at 30% with a 5% point reduction each y...
Coahuila offers job opportunities to migrants
COAHUILA – The construction industry, manufacturing or agricultural ranches in Coahuila, are some of the work areas where at least 70 migrants have registered to obtain their visitor's card for humanitarian reasons and who wish to work, informed Secretaría del Trabajo local. The undersecretary o...
Favorable working conditions exist in Baja California: Index
Industria Maquiladora y de Exportación (Index) Zona Costa, reported that in Baja California exist favorable working conditions and a close relationship between employers, authorities and employees. The president of the agency Luis Manuel Hernandez Gonzalez, stressed that the maquiladoras of Tijuan...
Investments of US$1.2 billion agreed in Coahuila
Secretaría de Economía adds two new investment projects for Coahuila, reaching 39 placement plans in the state, which total US$1.2 billion in investment, reported Jaime Guerra Perez, minister of Economy and Tourism of the State of Coahuila. "For this year in particular, 39 projects in process in ...
Minimum Wage Doubling Impact at the Border
Even though the minimum wage at 23 Mexican border municipalities is expected to double to $176.72 Mexican pesos a day or US$8.79 starting January 1, 2019, the economic impact would most likely be moderate, since most of the businesses in this region already pay even higher wages, experts agreed. ...
Nordex Group to produce rotor blades in Tamaulipas
TAMAULIPAS – The governor of Tamaulipas, Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca, announced that Nordex Group, a leading transnational company in the wind energy market, confirmed the installation of a production plant for rotor blades of wind turbines in the city of Matamoros. This is the second product...
Smurfit Kappa inaugurates new plant in Tijuana
TIJUANA  – With an investment of US$145.5 million, Smurfit Kappa inaugurated a folding carton manufacturing plant in Tijuana, offering 250 jobs in the area and using digital technology to optimize production costs. Smurfit Kappa currently has 26 plants in Mexico, 3 of them currently located in...
Tijuana industry grows during 2018
TIJUANA – In the fourth quarter of the year, the industrial sector occupied approximately 1 million square feet of the city, representing an increase of 300% compared to the same quarter in 2017, said Daniel Caballero, president of Comité de Parques Industriales de Desarrollo Económico e Industr...
Tijuana stands out with higher salary level than other entities
TIJUANA – The average salary offered by the industry in the city of Tijuana is over US$9.9 and employees in the region have better working conditions compared to the rest of the border cities, said Ulises Araiza and Carlos Martin del Campo, president and head of the legal committee of Asociación ...
Union announces end of labor conflict in Matamoros
MATAMOROS – Sindicato de Jornaleros y Obreros Industriales y de la Industria Maquiladora, confirmed the end of the strike at 48 plants, which led to their closure. In a statement issued by the union, it is detailed that each of the 48 maquiladora plants in conflict achieved a favorable settlement...



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