Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Labor Secretary Javier Lozano wants a labor reform that makes it easier for women and young people to make their way into Mexico's labor force. He also issued a call for employers to support such a reform, and added that it will improve competitiveness and productivity across the country. Given that, according to a recent study, Mexico was the 114th ranked nation in female economic participation, that's encouraging. Of course, there's a big gap between nice words and a reform's actual passage, and the job market's unfriendliness to women and the young is not the only issue that reform should examine, but Lozano seems to be approaching this with the right frame of mind.