What do young people do in Mexico?

jovenesIn Mexico, one in four people is young. The most current data from the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI) indicate that the Censo de Población y Vivienda 2010 accounted for a total of 29,706,560 young people aged between 15 and 29, number greater than the year 2000, when it recorded 27,221,012.

According to the report, in this segment of the population the number of women (15,167,260) is greater than that of men (14,529,300), which means that in the country there are 96 males for every 100 females.

Information also shows that the 47.1% of young people work and the 26.7% study, while the rest belongs to the group known as “ninis” (neither studies nor works). INEGI, however, notes that a significant percentage of this population has as activity of household chores, which becomes more evident if one takes into account that the 38.4% of women performs these tasks.

Margarita Chico, Corporate communications director of the Internet site Trabajando.com Mexico, said in an interview with Mexican Business Web that young people seeking employment through this platform, 22% are between 18 and 20 years, 34% between 21 and 26 and 44% more than 27 years of age.

“Young people who study and work reached 67% in Mexico, and of these 71% began working from the first year of his college career, while 29% did so from the fourth. On the other hand, those who only studied occupied 33%, according to a study in several countries”, said Chico.

The executive of the job search portal further explained that young people are demonstrating a commitment to solve your expenses from an early age, according to the characteristics of the population registered by Trabajando.com Mexico, 33% had their first job before the 17 years of age, 39% between 18 and 20 and 25% between 21 and 26 years old.

“Areas with increased labor demand by young people are, communication, marketing, business, international trade, engineering and trade, while those offered the most by companies are commercial, technology, marketing, new businesses (entrepreneurs), public accountants, economy, banking and finance,” said the director.

Currently, the regions with greater demand for employment by young people are Mexico DF and the Estado de Mexico, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Puebla, and the Southeast of the country – especially Mérida had a rebound-. Demand, on the other hand, is decreasing in Chihuahua and some areas of the North, where the population is migrating because of insecurity.

Statistics of Trabajando.com Mexico indicate that this year, job offers grew 15%, compared to 2012, although it should be noted, however, low wages are being registered.

“What today is asked of young people is commitment, since we identified that often they come with very little to the companies, without desire to make a career with less sense of loyalty, that they do not last long in jobs, which is being taking into account by companies that want to hire new employees. Also important the linking of universities with firms”.

The employment offer of Trabajando.com Mexico is connected with several universities in the public and private sectors, and their service is aimed at interns, to young people interested in internships, professionals and managers, and also it has programs in which some companies select young people to rotate them in different areas and hire them to be future managers.

(Eduardo Hernández/Mexican Business Web)

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