Last Friday the Third Leoni Group Engineering Fair was held, a space in which the German company offers high-value jobs to Yucatecan engineers and specialists to work in its plant “Leoni Wiring Systems, Yucatán”, inaugurated on 30 November, 2017
Leoni is a champion of the international economy in the auto parts sector, as it leads the world market for electric harnesses for vehicles.
The Yucatecan plant manufactures the electric auto parts that are later installed in the commercial vehicles of the companies Volvo, General Motors and BMW, reports a bulletin.
This fair, in which 500 high-level jobs were offered, is an important sign of two advances: firstly, due to the contribution to industrial development that companies like Leoni have in Yucatan.
Between 2003 and 2012, the state’s manufacturing industry grew 14%, an annual average of just over 1%. In the last five years, between 2012 and 2017, this same sector has advanced 40%, an average close to 9% per year.
But much more important, this fair shows that the new labor dynamic of Yucatán has two aspects:
1) It has positioned itself as an entity where the labor supply increases, since the last five years are the best period for the creation of employment in the entire history of the state, with around 70 thousand new formal jobs.
2) Yucatan has established itself as a state that generates jobs of high value and quality.
Thus, the engineering profiles that the new companies request for the operation of their machinery can offer a salary of up to 25 thousand or 30 thousand pesos per month.
According to Leoni’s human resources manager, David Antonio Mejía Avilés, the German company seeks the professional profiles of industrial engineers, production and logistics engineers, technical specialists, accountants, administrative assistants and systems technicians.
Leoni has a workforce that consists of 90% of women.
The installation and start of operations of Leoni Wiring Systems is not the product of chance, but of the labor, economic and industrial dynamics that our state has presented for three and a half years.
In particular, the last year has denoted an unprecedented dynamic for the state. In this period, besides the Leoni Wiring Systems plant, the Grupo Modelo’s Yucatecan Brewery and the Universal Containers aluminum can plant were launched as a result of investments that reached our state.
Also of the beginning of operations of the corrugated cardboard factory of the Yuqueque company Empaques Nova.
Each of these companies, which lead their respective markets in the global sphere and that seek to take advantage of the human capital of our state, are a clear example of the successful process of reindustrialization of Yucatan.
A process that includes better integration with the state’s higher education ecosystem.
In that sense, these companies have created agreements with universities and state technology.
According to Andrea Torres, head of human resources at Grupo Modelo, her agreements with the Autonomous University of Yucatán (Uady), the Metropolitan Technological University (UTM), the Technological Institute of Mérida (ITM) and the Polytechnic University of Yucatán (UPY) they have the objective of generating win-win relationships.
Andrea Navarro Escobar, head of human resources at Envases Universales, says that it is necessary that engineers in mechatronics, chemical engineering or industrial engineering have knowledge of the English language, since some training is given by foreign specialists. For this, they offer the staff free trainings of that language.
We can see that every company that is installed in the state means new quality jobs for thousands of Yucatecans. According to the general manager of Empaques Nova, Ulises Pedroza Carmona, the important thing is that “a sense of belonging to the company develops, which must be based on a part in the economic aspect, a competitive, good remuneration”.
In total, only between these four companies were directly generated around two thousand five hundred high-value jobs, as well as more than five thousand indirect jobs.
Through the arrival of new companies of global reach and the high level of human capital they require, Yucatán is consolidating itself as an internationally competitive state and generator of high quality, new generation jobs.
Investment Companies in Yucatán
The last year has denoted an unprecedented dynamic for the state, as reported.
The Leoni plant, the Yucatecan Cervecería de Grupo Modelo and the aluminum can plant of Envases Universales were set up as a result of investments in the state, as well as the start of operations of the corrugated cardboard factory of the Yuquecan company Empaques Nova. Industries Each of these companies, which lead their respective markets in the global sphere and that seek to take advantage of the human capital of our state, are a clear example of the successful process of reindustrialization of Yucatán. Colleges These companies have created agreements with universities and state-owned technology companies. Jobs Between these four companies, approximately two thousand five hundred high-value jobs were generated directly, as well as more than five thousand indirect jobs.