MEXICO CITY – The number of employees outsourced or contracted externally by companies in Mexico, rose by 9.0% in 2011 compared to 2010. From 140,000 to 155,703 workers in that period, according to the annual survey reveals Mexican Business Association of Human Capital (AMECH) on the behavior of its associated companies.
Temporary employment, which has grown in recent years, is an alternative to the shortage of permanent employees, as many companies opt for independent professionals and temporary workers, said AMECH through a statement.
According to the study, 59% of these jobs correspond to males and 41% female.
“This shows that the role of women in the labor market is increasing every day, and this type of employment, because of its flexibility, allows women to combine work with family,” reveals the association.
37% of jobs outsourced are for young people under 25 years.
Meanwhile, 49% of jobs outsourced have a contract period greater than three months, and sometimes become permanent positions depending on the performance of each employee and availability of places.
As for the states with the greatest demand for outsourced employees, the Federal District tops the list, followed by the state of Mexico, Jalisco, Nuevo Leon and Veracruz.
Moreover, the average salary reported by the 17 companies that comprise the AMECH is 7.974 pesos, which means 4.22 times the minimum wage in January 2011.
The group of companies providing outsourcing services report a percentage increase in average annual salary of 5.1% above inflation growth in 2011 which was 3.82%.
In 2011 and in terms of average salary, the post of Adjutant General recorded a 8.8% salary increase, the promoter, 12.2% administrative, 15% and the seller up to 29.9%.
Positions with greater financial rewards are in the field of engineering, such as maintenance engineer, who reports a monthly salary of 14,500 pesos, a systems engineer earns 14.550 pesos, and a quality engineer has a salary of 18,000 pesos.