MEXICO: Maquiladora Jobs Fall On Apparel Exodus
An exodus of textile, clothing and electronics factories has contributed to a 15.4 per cent drop in employment at Mexico's maquiladoras, or assembly-for-export plants, during the first six months of the year. According to Mexican statistics institute INEGI, these plants represent 42.9 per cent of the maquiladora industry labour force - which employed 1.09 million Mexicans at the end of June.
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