Better Figures for the Textile Sector

In Honduras, the union of maquiladoras reported that in June 2018 jobs in the sector totaled 151,667, 4% more than those reported in December 2017.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

During the first half of the year, the Honduran Maquila Association (AHM) recorded an increase of 6,072 jobs, rising from 145,595 at the end of 2017 to 151,667 at June 2018. 

See also: "Textile Business Grows in Central America"

Laprensa.hn reports that the " ... AHM calculates that in the first semester there will be an execution of 60% job creation in the maquila sector. For the second half of this year a rebound is expected in the opening of new positions in call centers operating in the country's main cities."

The article adds that " ... In relation to this year's projections, it is estimated that the textile maquila and electronics could create around 10,000 positions."

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