Highly Qualified Labor
In Saltillo there are near 270,000
people that integrate into the great labor force. Many of them have
specializations of great level in many of the existing industrial branches. Besides
that the labor in Saltillo is highly qualified, the salaries in the city remain
very competitive set against other cities in Mexico.
Turnover rates in Coahuila are
some of the lowest in Mexico. The southeast region of the state averages
3.05% per month- Coahuila State Government 1998.
There are different minimum wage rates
for 88 different "professional classifications" that vary from construction
supervisor to shoemaker. Few workers earn the minimum wage, especially in
the export-manufacturing sector. 47% of employed workers in Mexico earn more
than twice the minimum wage, and 11% earn more than five times the minimum wage.
The minimum wage in Mexico is in reality a benchmark or reference wage, used
by the government to direct increases in salaries that are congruent with
its monetary and fiscal policies.