First Job Fair for migrants in Mexico City

7 May, 2019

 

The Gustavo A. Madero Municipality Job Fair was held April 8-9, 2019 in Mexico City, and 100 companies with over a thousand job vacancies participated.  The Secretariat of Labor and Promotion of Employment and the National Employment Service led this initiative, supported by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in alliance with the National Migration Institute, and the NGO Sin Fronteras IAP. 

Migrants who attended the Job Fair received information and guidance about labor issues from IOM and began their registration on the National Employment Service web portal. Additionally, IOM and Sin Fronteras IAP offered an informational workshop on the procedures that employers should consider when hiring migrants, with the goal of raising awareness about the issue.

Ana María Meja Cordero, Labor Intermediation Coordinator for the Regional Unit of the Employment Service in the Gustavo A. Madero Municipality, commented that, “After 25 years of organizing job fairs, for the first time, the migrant population is included. This represents an essential issue in the area we want to address.”

For his part, Gustavo Gutiérrez, National Coordinator of the IOM Regional Migration Program in Mexico, stated that, “Labor inclusion in Mexico City is a reality that strengthens development and progress locally as well as nationally. Thanks to the efforts of authorities in the areas of labor and migration, the Job Fair is an example of coordination between different sectors to support migrants’ inclusion.”

The Job Fair is one more action IOM has supported through the Regional Migration Program, which aims to offer migrants options for labor integration, through a mechanism involving government institutions, civil society, and the private sector.

This activity was made possible thanks to the support of the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) of the Department of State of the United States, donor of IOM Regional Migration Program: Mesoamerica-The Caribbean.

For more information, contact Gustavo Gutiérrez, National Coordinator of the Regional Migration Program in Mexico, email: gugutierrez@iom.int, or phone +52 55 5536 39 Ext. 103. Or, the Communication & Media department of IOM Mexico, email: iommexicocomunica@iom.int, or phone: + 52 55 5536 39 22 Ext. 119