We are more than fifteen months into the declaration of a health emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic and there are signs of a possible return to routine from the new normal, but the world of work will undoubtedly have fundamentally changed due to changes in habits of workers and the disappearance of hundreds of jobs due to the reorganization of the economy.
Indeed, the labor disaster is the COVID-19 it still works. Figures from the National Statistics Institute (Inegi) show that the unemployment rate in Mexico rose to 4.4% in the first quarter of 2021, compared to 3.4% in the same period in 2020. This means that the labor force rose by 2.4 million has fallen from people.
The industries most affected by these changes, such as Tourism, aviation, trade and gastronomy, were those who were forced to downsize or cease operations due to social distancing measures.
However, as vaccination plans evolve, new jobs are now being created in these reactivated sectors and also in those companies that will continue to work remotely or with a hybrid model.
All of this shows that there is a hunger for profiles that are strong in technology and / or have strong soft skills (such as distance management) that allow businesses to run smoothly. For example, LinkedIn recently published a list of the 5 most requested jobs in Mexico based on software management, sales and knowledge of blockchain.
The highest paid post-pandemic positions
Recruitment firm Adecco recently unveiled its Annual Salary Guide, identifying the country’s highest-paying jobs by geographic region.
Mexico City and its environs have long been chosen by most companies to locate their businesses in Mexico because of its proximity to the southeastern regions, particularly Puebla and Veracruz, and the Bajío. The capital of the country has attracted corporations and companies from the chemical industry, reports Adecco.
The study finds that Large international companies have a strong presence in Querétaro as Mexico has become one of the top six suppliers to the US aviation sector.
This area of the country has seen high demand from major IT companies, mainly based in the state of Jalisco.
The Strategic Agenda for South-Southeast Development proposes the adoption of an industrial policy supported by a first package of 36 projects to create an economically competitive and modern region
One of the great advantages of this area is its proximity to the US market, as more than 84% of exports go to the neighboring country.
The main sector for companies based in this region has been medical technology in recent years, as these companies work closely with manufacturers in San Diego.