|Mexico Says Employment Goal Exceeded|
Suzanne Stephens Waller - Presidencia de la República
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July 02, 2010
President Felipe Calderón announced the creation of 513,373 new jobs registered with the Social Security Institute from January to June of 2010, which, he said, proves that the Mexican economy is recovering.
|This is one of the highest figures recorded in the history of employment in Mexico.|
- President Felipe Calderón
“Through these results, we have achieved one of the best employment rates in the history of the country, since affiliations to the Social Security Institute began to be recorded.
We are also just 80,000 jobs away from reaching the highest figure ever recorded at the Mexican Social Security Institute. And I am sure that we are going to achieve it, that will be our new goal,” he said.
Mentioning that these jobs are produced in different areas, he explained: “In the month of June 2010 alone, nearly 70,000 jobs were created. They were distributed among various areas: nearly 15,500 jobs were created in construction, building and another engineering works; nearly 10,000 in machinery, manufacturing and assembly work; 7,000 in transport; 6,500 in self-service and department stores, 4,000 in food, beverages and tobacco and 3,000 in metal products, among the main areas.”
Accompanied by the Secretaries of Labor, Javier Lozano Alarcón; Finance and Public Credit, Ernesto Cordero Arroyo, and Economy, Gerardo Ruiz Mateos, as well as IMSS Director Daniel Karam Toumeh, the President said that Federal Government is working to promote the changes required by our economy to create greater dynamism and boost competitiveness.
“We are working to achieve this on three fronts. One. By making an unprecedented effort as regards infrastructure. Two. We are promoting the productive sector, particularly the country’s small and medium firms. And three. We are promoting underlying reforms that will enable us to make the productive apparatus more productive,” he said.