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Labor and Structural Reforms in Mexico

April 04, 2014 // 9:00am10:15am

The Mexico Institute is pleased to invite you to a discussion with Mexico’s Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare, Alfonso Navarrete Prida. For many years, international analysts and organizations have criticized Mexico’s rigid labor laws and blamed them for low investment, disappointing economic growth and weak international competitiveness. In November of 2012, Mexico’s congress approved a new labor law that fundamentally alters Mexico’s labor markets, making them much more flexible than before. The goal of this change is to attract investment, improve employment levels, and encourage more people to move from the informal to the formal economy.

Secretary Navarrete has a Master’s degree in Law, has been Attorney General for the State of Mexico, a Federal Deputy and since December of 2012, Mexico’s Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare.

Please note that this discussion will be in Spanish. Interpretation services will be provided.

Location: 
5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
 
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