Mexico’s Manufacturing Workforce

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Mexico’s Manufacturing Workforce

Over the past several decades, Mexico has evolved from a focus primarily on assembly and labor-intensive production, to more sophisticated processes and techniques like lean manufacturing. During that same time, output has also matured, with Mexico churning out high-quality luxury vehicles, airplanes and sophisticated consumer electronics. A big part of this shift is due to the presence of a highly productive and large skilled manufacturing workforce that is readily available for manufacturing operations.

Mexico is home to a young, educated, highly skilled and motivated manufacturing workforce, comprising of engineers, supervisors and professionals at every level. More than a third of Mexico’s population is under 25 years old, and three million people are enrolled in colleges and universities.

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Manufacturing Excellence

The Mexican government’s commitment to technical education is swelling the ranks of qualified personnel. Mexico now provides nearly 115,000 graduates per year in engineering, manufacturing and construction. Because of its diverse labor pool, companies from virtually all industries can attain a high level of global competitiveness by manufacturing in Mexico.

Below we listed a few of the common skill sets that employers turn to within the Mexico manufacturing workforce:

Key Skill Sets

  • Injection molding
  • Metal die casting
  • Stamping
  • Electronics manufacturing
  • Assembly production