‘There is work, but there is no workforce,’ says Mazatlan Municipal Planning


Developers are importing workers from other states.

MAZATLAN.- The hotel sector is not the only one that is going through a crisis of a lack of workers, constructions are also having problems.

A few days ago, the president of the “Tres Islas” Hotel Association, José Ramón Manguart Sánchez, explained that there is little demand for personnel since there are no people who want to work in the hotel industry.

In that sense, the head of Planning and Urban Development, Jorge Estavillo Kelly, assured that there is work, but there is no labor, so developers are choosing to bring workers from other states.

He pointed out that it is good that there is a source of jobs in that sector, although he assured that the ideal would be for Mazatlan to keep those jobs.

“There is a problem with labor right now, developers are beginning to import people from other states, but it is good that there is employment.”

He assured us that good times are coming for Mazatlan regarding work, since many developments are on the doorstep, such as subdivisions, shopping malls, and hotels that will give Mazatlan greater economic growth.

According to the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness, Sinaloa has 76.78 percent in salaries, above states such as Baja California Sur, Nuevo León, Mexico City, and Sonora as “top five”, compared to the state of Chiapas, reported as the worst entity in terms of competitiveness in that area.

The average income of full-time workers is recorded as 8,845 pesos per month. At the national level, the average salary is 8,167 pesos per month.

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