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Department stores are requesting their reopening in CDMX and Edomex

The National Association of Self-Service and Department Stores said 83,956 people are unemployed and their jobs are at risk due to the closure of 3,675 stores.

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  • According to ANTAD, 83,956 people are unemployed and their jobs are at risk with the closure of 3,675 businesses.
  • Since the new closure began, losses to employees of this type of company have exceeded 630 million pesos.
Department stores are requesting their reopening in CDMX and Edomex
Department stores are requesting their reopening in CDMX and Edomex

At a press conference on Wednesday January 20th, The National Association of Self-Service and Department Stores (ANTAD) urged the Government of Mexico City (CDMX) and the State of Mexico (Edomex) to add these to the controlled reopening.

Vicente Yañez, president of the association, read a press release in which ANTAD states that the losses to employees of this type of company since the start of the new cessation of activities are more than 630 million pesos.

Yañez said the economic conditions in the sector have reached a point of no return, which would mean thousands of workers lost their jobs, affecting their families’ livelihoods.

For this reason, the businessmen called on Claudia Sheinbaum, head of government of CDMX, and Alfredo del Mazo, governor of Edomex, to do so a controlled reopening and taking extended hours.

Association members also expressed concern that this situation extends to the industries that are part of the respective supply chains.

On the other hand, they stressed that their “request is not irresponsible” and they state that they have “been able to behave effectively and within the national and international standards applicable to these facilities operating during the health crisis”.

After declaring they were safe spaces, they asked to “reactivate without jeopardizing the economy … and be able to specify reopening.” next January 22nd under a mutually agreed system based on the conditions of greater security in terms of capacity and extended working hours. ”

According to ANTAD, 83,956 people are unemployed and their jobs are at risk with the closure of 3,675 businesses.

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