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APRIL, 16 2012
Puerto VALLARTA, JALISCO
Press release 37
G20 HAS WORKED TO CREATE JOBS ON A GLOBAL LEVEL: THE MINISTRY OF LABOR AND SOCIAL WELFARE
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco.- La titular de Secretaría del Trabajo y Previsión Social, Rosalinda Vélez Juárez, consideró que el G20 contribuye a superar el reto de la generación de empleo y confió en que los países miembros del grupo definirán acciones para mantener a los jóvenes como prioridad en la agenda.
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco - The Minister of Labor and Social Welfare, Rosalinda Vélez, stated that the G20 has worked to create jobs and is confident that the members of the group will work to promote programs that focus on young people, an agenda priority.
Minister Vélez attended a Business 20 (B20) workshop entitled “Implementing Innovative Models for Employment Creation,” held as part of the World Economic Forum on Latin America currently taking place in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. During the workshop, Minister Vélez mentioned that to find a way out of the current global economic crisis, international organizations, employers, workers and society must work together in order to find solutions.
In addition, Minister Vélez stated that it is important to adopt the necessary policies so that more young people, women and the elderly are able to productively participate in the labor market, with the same social protection conditions and with the same rights and benefits than the rest of the labor force.
She stressed that “the generation of quality jobs is one of the greatest challenges that societies and democratic governments face in the current global economic crisis”.
Minister Vélez also commentated on the complexity of the current economic situation. After global GDP fell by more than two percent in 2009, many countries experienced a slight recovery, “however, this growth has not been sufficient to recover pre-crisis employment levels”.
Rosalinda Velez – who is part of President Felipe Calderón’s WEF delegation -, recognized the role that workers and employers have played in the current ministerial process. They have proposed practical solutions to create jobs and their valuable input will be taken into account in the Labor and Employment Ministers’ Meeting to be held in Guadalajara on 17 and 18 May.
Minister Velez mentioned that workers, employers and governments are in fundamental agreement in regard to the best way to diagnose and tackle the challenges of the labor market. She also addressed some preliminary conclusions that will be presented tomorrow to President Felipe Calderón. The B20 is comprised by business chambers and international businesses from the Group of 20 countries.
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