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."
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.”
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".
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.