Honduras: Investment in Maquila Will Create Jobs

15.000 jobs could be created in 2010, thanks to strong investment in the textile and apparel industry in Honduras.

Friday, April 16, 2010

The figure was revealed by Jesús Canahuati, president of the Honduran Maquila Association.

Canahuati told Latribuna.hn that “All the companies will rehire personnel, this is good, as it creates employment over already installed productive capacity”.

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Positive Figures for Maquilas

September 2018

In Honduras, the goal that companies in the sector have set is to create 15,000 jobs in 2018, and the number of posts generated from January to August adds up to 11,234.

According to figures from the Honduran Maquila Association (AHM) at the end of 2017 the number of positions in companies in the sector totaled 145,595, and the goal they have set is to end 2018 with 160,000 people working in maquilas.

El Salvador: Textile Industry Lose Competitiveness

March 2017

The Salvadoran union has stated that excessive bureaucracy and high production costs are the main factors that could be encouraging some textile mills to reduce operations in the country.

José Antonio Escobar, president of the Chamber of the Textile Industry, Clothing and Free Zones of El Salvador (Camtex) told Elsalvador.com that one of the companies that has shut down part of its operations, to transfer them to another country, is Fruit of the Loom. Escobar said   "...'In the plant owned by Fruit of the Loom in the industrial park American Park, where a thousand people work, the company will make a reduction of about 850 positions'."

Honduran Maquila Presents Plan to Create Jobs

May 2010

A pilot project will be developed in the south of the country, in the city of Choluteca, and will be extended nationally afterwards.

Daniel Facussé, president of the Honduran Maquila Association, said that their plan incorporates new activities such as renewable energy generation through biomass.

Honduran Maquila Requests More Flexibility from EU

March 2010

The Honduran Maquila Association asked the European Union to be more flexible when negotiating the Association Agreement with Central America.

Guillermo Matamoros, executive director of the Association, argued that EU’s rigid position “is not in line with its humanist discourse”.

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