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With 85 favorable votes, the Senate approved this Tuesday in general that the companies in Mexico, they must have at least 5% older adults in their workforceto encourage the hiring of people in this sector.

The legislator ratified the modifications of articles 132 and 133 of the Federal Labor Law establish that employers are prohibited from refusing to hire people over the age of 65. However, this provision would apply to companies that have a workforce of 20 or more workers.

It also recalls that it is the obligation of employers to implement the necessary actions and programs with the aim of promoting the employment and paid work of seniors, in order to be able to hire them according to their trade, profession or ability without more restrictions. than their physical or mental limitation declared by a medical or legal authority.

(Photo: Twitter/Mexican Senate)
(Photo: Twitter/Mexican Senate)

In presenting the opinion, the senator May Latifa Martinezof the National Action Party (PAN), said that according to official figures in Mexico, there are more than 15 million people 60 or older, including a very large percentage of them lives in unfavorable conditions and only 41% are economically active.

“This is a vulnerable sector that faces a sad reality in which most of the time employers limit their hiring. Although the age of active retirement in the country is between 60 and 65, reality shows that on many occasions people who find themselves in need of continuing to work because they have very bass »

For her part, Senator Patricia Marketof the Movimiento Ciudadano (MC), explained that the project had been sent to the Upper House by the Congress of Baja California, which recognized the value of giving employment opportunities to all seniors to earn an income.

He recognized that the accelerated development of new technologies, digitization and automation resulted in displacement of older people from their jobs.

(Photo: Cuartoscuro)
(Photo: Cuartoscuro)

While Geovanna Banuelos de la Torre, of the Labor Party (PT), underlined that the elderly are active people who participate in national public life; however, he said 70 percent of them work informally and lack recognition of their labor rights.

The minutes were sent to the Chamber of Deputies and if approved there, it will be sent to the executive for publication in the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF) and entry into force.

In addition, in order to strengthen the offer of specialties in the hospitals of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS)-Wellness, the federal government has launched an appeal to retired medical specialists to return to work with the assurance that they will continue to receive their pension and they will have a new place.

(Photo: Government of Mexico)
(Photo: Government of Mexico)

Specialized positions are gastroenterology; internal Medicine; hematology; infectology; nephrology; gynecology; pulmonology, among others.

– Valid passport.

– Title and Professional Certificate (or equivalent) of the Specialty.

– Curriculum Vitae updated and signed.

– Mastery of the Spanish language.

– Be a medical specialist (in the selection process, the revalidation of their studies will be managed before the Mexican educational authorities, in appropriate cases) in one of the following specialties.

– Letter from last employer.

– Bonus up to 30% for working in rural areas.

– Payment of 45 days’ salary in the second half of July of each year.

– Payment of 40 days of Christmas bonus, in the first half of December of each year.

– Social security in Mexico for the family nucleus (wife or spouse, parents and children).

– Support for High Life and/or Isolated Zone in different localities of the Federative Entities.

– Continuous training.

The call will be available from March 21 via the link.

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