The Chamber of the Transformation Industry (Caintra) revealed that for the eighth consecutive time the shortage of trained personnel is the biggest obstacle for companies with operations in Nuevo León, the second state that attracted the most foreign direct investment in the first half of 2023.
“When it comes to the main obstacles for businesses, the shortage of skilled personnel continues to top the list. However, it was reduced from 51.5% (recorded in July of that year) to 43.4% in August 2023,” the business organization detailed.
In July 2023, the labor shortage was the highest level since the indicator was recorded, according to the industrial body.
“Nuevo León is ranked first nationally in the creation of new jobs in 2023; above Jalisco as second place,” said Samuel García Sepulveda, governor of the State.
According to the governor, more than 87 new investments and 77 expansions have been completed that have generated 110,198 new jobs. This made Nuevo León reach 25,385 million dollars in foreign direct investment.
The Mexican Social Security Institute indicates that there were more than 1 million 853,669 people with permanent and temporary employment in Nuevo León at the end of August 2023.
The processing industry is the one that generates the most formal employment in Nuevo León, with 640,712 positions, followed by services for companies, individuals and the home, with 382,068 job sources.
The commerce sector has more than 360,725 jobs registered with the IMSS, the construction industry employs more than 165,605 people, and more than 156,841 citizens work in communications and transportation.
The daily salary associated with insured workers in Nuevo León closed at 584.17 pesos, according to the IMSS.
“The weak economic activity and the current volatility of the exchange rate were obstacles that individually reduced the performance of 23.9% of the industrial companies in Nuevo León,” Caintra highlighted.