5,000 jobs have been lost in Matamoros
MATAMOROS – The labor conflict in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, which began in January this year, counts 5,000 layoffs. "At least 5,000 workers have ended their employment relationship, and the rights of each have been respected," said María Estela Chavira Martínez, Minister of Labor of Tamaulipas. ...
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...
Apple expects to create 1,200 jobs in San Diego
SAN DIEGO – About three months ago, Apple announced it planned to add 1,000 jobs in the San Diego region over the next three years. The Cupertino, CA-based tech giant said it would increase that total by 200 jobs as part of a plan to make the city one of its principle engineering hubs. Apple (NAS...
At least 350 migrants have joined Tijuana’s workforce
TIJUANA – At least 350 Central American migrants have joined Tijuana’s industry, informed the president of Asociación de Recursos Humanos de la Industria en Tijuana A.C (Arhitac), Ulises Araiza Sanchez. According to the leader, a company in Tijuana hired 350 migrants in order to complete its w...
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...
Baja California records 4.9% annual growth in jobs
MEXICALI – Baja California has registered an annual growth rate of 4.9% in employment, above the national average of 3.3%, according to numbers from Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS). The head of Secretaría de Desarrollo Económico (Sedeco), Carlo Bonfante, said that in January were ge...
Baja California’s maquiladora industry is strong
TIJUANA – Unlike other parts of the Mexican Republic, in Baja California there are no problems with the maquiladora industry, since this is a solid sector, said the director of Servicio Nacional de Empleo de Baja California, Luis Rodolfo Enríquez Martínez. Enríquez Martínez said that the curr...
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...
California Tech Company to create 150 jobs in Belfast
CALIFORNIA – A Silicon Valley based hi-tech company that specialises in protecting businesses from online fraud is to develop a new research and development (R&D) centre in the North which is expected to create 150 jobs. San Jose, California, headquartered Signifyd, which was founded by forme...
China seeks to increase investment in Tijuana
TIJUANA – Chinese entrepreneurs from the province of Shandong visited Tijuana in order to learn more about what the city has to offer, and invest in local industry to take advantage of the deals and geographical proximity to the world's largest market, the United States. This was announced by the...
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...
Fairlife will build new production facility in Arizona
GOODYEAR – Milk company fairlife LLC has announced plans to increase overall production capabilities with the construction of a new 300,000 sq. ft. production and distribution facility in Goodyear, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix. “I’m extremely proud that the demand for our milk has grown so mu...
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...
Foxconn seeks to employ migrants in Ciudad Juárez
CIUDAD JUAREZ – Foxconn, a maquiladora company, intends to hire some 400 migrants currently living in Juarez who are seeking political asylum in the United States. Managers of the company seek to add to the workforce these people, mostly Cubans, who are installed in Casa del Migrante, the gymnasi...
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 ...
Investments sustain development and stability of Coahuila
COAHUILA – More than US$2.5 billion is the total amount generated by the 48 investment projects that are confirmed so far in the state administration, which make Coahuila the national champion in attracting investment, reported governor of Coahuila, Miguel Riquelme. This number, added the state g...
Matamoros’ labor conflict left US$5 billion in losses
MATAMOROS – The labor conflict in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, which ended last April 3rd, left losses of US$5 billion in production chains, investments and generation of jobs that were stopped to a halt. “I estimated around US$5 billion between economic losses due to stoppages, investments that had ...
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. ...
More maquiladoras will arrive in Reynosa
REYNOSA – A group of new maquiladora companies will be installed in the region during the next semester. The plants could be located in Parque Industrial Norte Villa Florida, in the area near the Monterrey exit. Martha Ramos Morales, director of Asociación de Maquiladoras (INDEX), in Reynosa did...



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