Hanesbrands opens facility in El Salvador

The new facility from the US Company Hanesbrands, located in San Juan Opico, La Libertad, will generate 644 jobs.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Elsalvador.com publishes: "The company is engaged in cloth and garments such as socks, brassieres, panties and sport clothing."
"The US Company promises to generate some 1.300 jobs by the end of the year, assured its Vice President of Operations for El Salvador, Edwin Zamora."

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Hanesbrands Invests $200 Million in El Salvador

March 2009

With the opening of its sixth garment production plant, the company has made a total investment of $200 million since its arrival in the country in 1992.

Keny López wrote in LaPrensagrafica.com: "'This new Hanesbrands project called 'El Salvador Socks' entails the creation of 500 jobs which would double within a period of 12 months when the plant is operating at full capacity,' said Ron Gburek, vice president of weaving for Hanesbrands Inc. 'Production in El Salvador will go to retail stores across the United States. The plan is not to supply the Central American market, but we would eventually earmark a portion of production to this market' explained Gburek.”

Hanesbrand Completes Move to El Salvador

December 2009

The textile company ended the last step of this process by installing in El Salvador its product development team.

This operation will create 51 jobs in the country.

Edgardo González, product development manager, told Laprensagrafica.com: "We are optimizing our capacity and knowledge in the region, and considering that this center is located close to the production plant, it will make it easier and faster to share information on new products entering the manufacturing process".

Salvadoran Manufacturers Become Less Competitive

July 2010

Inflexible labor legislation is making the textile industry less competitive.

Markets such as Honduras and the Dominican Republic have already had 12-hour working days approved and as a result have seen export orders increase. This in turn has meant more jobs - 10,000 new positions reported in Honduras in August.

Salvadoran Textile Industry Slowly Recovering Lost Jobs

May 2010

In the first quarter of 2010, the country’s textile and apparel industry has recovered 2.800 jobs from a total of 10.000 lost in 2009.

The textile industry is one of the leading employers of the country. Its representatives consider that the sector is starting to reactivate, together with economic recovery in the U.S.

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