Juarez lost 683 jobs
Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua.- After one semester of employment rebound, Ciudad Juarez lost 683 jobs last July, according to data from the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS).
Figures from IMSS show that, upon ending June, there were 329,166 formal jobs registered in Juarez. One month later, by the end of July, the number had dropped to 328,483 jobs. In June barely 34 jobs were gained.
The largest loss occurred in company services, which cut down 2,133 jobs. Social and communal services eliminated 450 jobs; while transportation reduced its labor force by 66 and construction lost 62 jobs.
The losses were compensated by 1,621 jobs created in processing industry, plus 353 in commerce and 47 in electric power generation.
Alfonso Arenaza Cortes, economist with Caseem, a human resources consultants firm, said that what is happening in Juarez is a consequence of a very complicated international environment.
Source: El Diario | Date: 15/08/2012