Tegucigalpa – Secretary of Labor, Carlos Madero, announced that Honduras 2020 has already created 50,000 jobs out of 600,000 estimated.
– January has left us with 5, 500 jobs, said Madero.
– The estimated job creation of the employment iniciative “Fuerza de Tarea” will not be the same as those created by Honduras 2020.
Honduras 2020 main objective is to achieve the creation of 600,000 new jobs in a five year term. Just in the year 2017, the program created more than 50,000 new jobs, having this year already created a significant number.
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He stated that last week 2,300 jobs were offered in a job fair held at San Pedro Sula thanks to Honduras 2020. As well as today in Choluteca, were 500 jobs are being offered.
“Honduras 2020 program’s first years were dedicated on creating an efficient attraction strategy. As of today, this strategy is already put into action. The next steps are portraying confidence so that companies can invest and achieving investment deals.”
Our roadmap clearly defines which jobs are created by Honduras2020 and which are not, establishing the program’s and the private sector’s objectives still in the need to be met.
Task Force – Fuerza de Tarea
“Fuerza de Tarea” Program was launched this week by President Juan Orlando Hernández at Centro Cívico Gubernamental stating that the Program’s initial objective is achieving L 3,400 million investment and the creation of 20,000 new jobs in agribusiness, tourism and housing sectors, as well as financial aid.
Madero stated that this Friday “Fuerza de Tareas’” roadmap will be officially handed to President Hernández, declaring that quick pace actions for job generations will be taking place, some by the private sector and others by the government.
Concerning the Organic Budget Law, Madero confirmed that unfaithful information in the media regarding labor right payments is completely untrue. Benefits have always been guaranteed and every Ministry Office pays them with their own budget.
Translation: H2020 Team.