Reports looks at ways to attract and retain high skilled workers in El Paso

Manpower, a consultant firm on workfoce solutions, published the report Labor Market Study of the Paso del Norte Region which includes recommendations on how to sustain the economically advantageous region of the U.S.-Mexico border. The study is based on a year-long labor study that leveraged input from regional employers, educators, and workforce development organizations to determine how to upskill and retain talent in North America’s largest cross-border metropolis.

“The Paso del Norte region is a reputable economic center seeking to reach its full potential,” said David Arkless, ManpowerGroup President of Corporate and Government Affairs in a press release. “With a large manufacturing center in Ciudad Juárez, sophisticated research facilities, a strong defense and aerospace sector and extensive logistics services just north of the border, the region is poised to become a global manufacturing and distribution powerhouse – but only if it can create a more highly skilled workforce that supports its economic vision.”

“Our goal is to transform the region from a low-cost, low-wage labor market to a world-class center of financial, and intellectual capital, so that our border region becomes a gateway to global trade,” said David Buchmueller, chief operating officer of Paso Del Norte Group, a business organization that intends to plan the economic growth and prosperity of across the border cities of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas.

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About tanialara

Tania Lara has a vast experience working as a journalist in Mexico and the U.S. reporting in-depth about the economic contributions and realities of Mexican immigrants. This summer, she will be covering border issues and elections for the 21st Century Border Initiative blog. Her stories about complex cross border matters have been published in Spanish-language media outlets including CNN México, Expansión, and ¡Ahora Sí!, as well as the English-language newspaper The Austin American-Statesman.
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