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The Workforce


The Workforce, Ojinaga, Mexico

Demographic Impact

Ojinaga still serves as a transfer center for north and southbound trade and possesses a growing population in search of higher paying jobs. Base employment is agrarian related.


Employment Considerations

Currently almost 300 people are employed in 1 Ojinaga maquila.


Unemployment Percentage

Ojinaga averages 12% - 16% representative of its limited maquiladora base.


Availability of Labor

Population and demographic projections still point to above average growth as expected to accompany increased trade, border migration and higher birth rates.


Skill Ranking

Large and medium sized maquilas have not tended to locate in Ojinaga due to its small size and remote location. Cd. Chihuahua has been an alternative destination for maquila operators who require access to the crossing in Ojinaga, but wish to locate away from the border. The aggregate skill level will increase as more maquilas in electronics locate there.


Education and Training

A college-type training school exists in Ojinaga, from which 40% of the region's student graduate.


Turnover Rates

In general terms, turnover is moderate in Ojinaga because of a smaller labor pool and fewer choices for workers to find other job sites. Their single plant is within walking distance of housing areas. Turnover rate estimates typically run 8% - 10% per month.


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