During the second quarter of the year, the Northeast region of the country, which for Manpower is made up of Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí and Veracruz, will generate the most jobs, driven mainly by Nuevo León, said Alberto Alesi, general director of ManpowerGroup for Mexico, Caribbean and Central America.
“The Northeast region has always been the one that stands out the most in terms of intentions to hire personnel, largely because much of the investment that comes to the country up to its territory, is an area where highly specialized companies have historically settled. in different industries,” he said.
“In the Northeast we can see that companies have stronger hiring intentions with 42 percent, an increase of seven percentage points against the previous quarter and one percentage point annually,” he said.
“In the region it is important to highlight everything that has to do with the new investments that are coming to Nuevo León, which are in some way an industry and sub-industry of the logistics and manufacturing sector, we are seeing companies in the IT sector venturing into new investments,” Alesi detailed.
He said that Nuevo León is standing out for the amount of investments that new companies are making there, together with those that are expanding their operations in the entity.
“All the investments that we are seeing around, obviously the announcement of the arrival of Tesla, also from suppliers that have to do with the manufacture of glass structures for this type of sector,” he added.
He said that Unilever is installing a plant in Monterrey and in some way is creating jobs in the construction sector because they are just building the industrial buildings, but that in 2024 it will somehow trigger the switch towards what has to do with manufacturing contracts.
Alesi said that they expect the country to generate 110,000 new jobs in the second quarter of the year, supported by the expectation that 43 percent of the companies said they plan to increase the number of their employees in this period.
LACK OF TRAINED PERSONNEL
Mónica Flores, president of Manpower Group Latin America, pointed out that unfortunately, on many occasions, Mexico does not have the specialized personnel required by companies that arrive in the country, as is the case with Tesla.
“We do not necessarily have enough people with the requirements of these investments that are arriving in Mexico, it is very good news that investments arrive, we have to accelerate the formation of the skills and competencies that these companies that are investing in Mexico require,” he explained.
“Especially in the North, which is where the most investment is coming, it is where we have the most difficulty finding talent, we have to think about mobility plans to move talent from the South and Central areas to the North, we have to think about invest in short, prompt and practical training and certification courses to be able to fill that skill that is lacking in the market”, he added.