López Obrador appointed Quiahuitl Chávez Domínguez as the new Undersecretary of Employment and Labor Productivity of the Department of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS), replacing Marath Baruch Bolaños López, appointed as Secretary this week.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador appointed Quiahuitl Chávez Domínguez as the new Undersecretary of Employment and Labor Productivity of the Department of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS), replacing Marath Baruch Bolaños López, appointed as Secretary this week.
This undersecretariat is responsible for one of the most important Welfare Programs of the federal government: Jóvenes Construyendo el Futuro [Young People Building the Future], because it operates in underprivileged neighborhoods where there is greater poverty, violence, and crime: “I care very much for what is done for the benefit of young people.”
President López Obrador reported that 2.6 million young people who are not studying or working have benefited from the program. 7,342 million pesos have been invested in 2023 and 255,190 young people are currently in training.
Since JCF started, the federal government has invested 95 thousand 618 million pesos. “They are given jobs as apprentices. And out of these two million 600, half have remained to work permanently at the place in which they trained, because a tutor is assigned to them. “Who is the tutor? The head mechanic at a workshop, the owner of a store, a factory, a craft workshop. They are learning at these places and the program is there, encouraging the young people.
Quiahuitl Chávez Domínguez worked to this date as head of the Unit of the Jóvenes Construyendo el Futuro Program at the STPS. Between 2021 and 2022 she held the position of director of Institutional Strategy of the Undersecretariat of Employment and Labor Productivity of the same agency, where she also held the position of director of Interinstitutional Relationships from 2020 to 2021.
Between 2018 and 2020 she was the coordinator of the National Agenda at the Private Secretariat of the Secretary of Foreign Affairs. From 2015 to 2018 she worked in the Legislative Branch. She studied Political Science and Public Administration at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
Several changes were registered at the STPS this week, and labor specialists agree that, while the balance of the results delivered by the former Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare, Luisa María Alcalde Luján, is “positive” , there are also pending matters that must be reviewed.
“The first thing that is needed in the Department of Labor is that regulations regarding strikes are modernized, with the objective of establishing efficient legal mechanisms deriving from the clauses of union democracy”, explained Óscar de la Vega, partner at the De la Vega & Martinez Rojas Firm.
Likewise, he pointed out that the second important aspect that must be dealt with is to continue with the implementation of the labor reform.