Footwear in­dus­try in Mex­ico faces short­age of work­ers

Shoes & Accessories - - The Month That Was Updates | International -

Tak­ing up his role as the new Pres­i­dent of the Cham­ber of the Footwear In­dus­try of the State of Jalisco (CICEJ), José Is­abel Arias Frías un­der­lined that the agency will pro­mote “high im­pact” projects to pro­mote the de­vel­op­ment of mi­cro, small and medium en­ter­prises of the in­dus­try.amongst the ac­tions that the CICEJ will pro­mote, he has pointed out the in­te­gra­tion of new tech­nolo­gies in the fac­to­ries and the train­ing of work­ers through the Cen­ter Leader in In­no­va­tion and Pro­to­types (CLIP), with the aim of de­vel­op­ing avant-garde col­lec­tions in de­sign and fash­ion as well as the in­cor­po­ra­tion of the In­ter­net of Things.

In this sce­nario, the short­age of qual­i­fied work­ers to con­trib­ute to the de­vel­op­ment of an in­dus­try tech­no­log­i­cally ad­vanced and pro­duc­ing in­no­va­tive footwear is one of the weak­nesses that needs to be ad­dressed int he short term.arias Frías has also an­nounced the in­ten­tion to work on a joint de­fense ini­tia­tive to tackle im­ports of footwear, both le­gal and il­le­gal. Ac­cord­ing to the new pres­i­dent of the CICEJ, 20 mil­lion pairs of shoes are im­ported il­le­gally in Mex­ico an­nu­ally. The Na­tional Cham­ber of the Footwear In­dus­try and the Cham­ber of the In­dus­try of the State of Gua­na­ju­ato should join forces. Of­fi­cial num­bers in­di­cate that in Jan­uary 2017, the Jalisco footwear in­dus­try ex­ported 3.7 mil­lion US dol­lars’ worth of footwear, while im­ports amounted to 20.2 mil­lion US dol­lars.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.