70 manufacturing companies restarted operations in Baja California
BAJA CALIFORNIA — The minister of Sustainable Economy and Tourism, Mario Escobedo Carignan, reported that 70 manufacturing companies that had suspended activities have already restarted operations, with which 40,000 workers “or less” rejoined.
He clarified that the 70 companies concentrate approximately 100,000 jobs, but not all employees were reinstated, since the plants are working with less than half the staff.
“Those 70 companies represent more or less 100,000 jobs. That does not mean that a hundred thousand people returned to work. It means that while they continue to operate we are taking care of the one hundred thousand existing jobs,” Escobedo Carignan stated
It should be noted that an undersecretary group was recently created together with Index to analyze the requests of companies that had been suspended by the STPS or had stopped operations at will in order to restart activities. Until April 22nd, around a hundred companies in the manufacturing sector had carried out this procedure.
Escobedo Carignan justified that essential companies are restarting operations in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic so that jobs are not lost while referring to a study launched by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that estimated that as a result of the effects of the coronavirus, 100,000 jobs will be lost.