Chetumal, Q.R. — The state of Quintana Roo heads the list of six in the country with the highest amount of layoffs. The report, which was presented during the Executive Conference, shows that between March 13 and April 6, more than 63,000 people in Quintana Roo lost their jobs.
According to data from the federal government, the state of Quintana Roo leads the way with the loss of 63,847 jobs followed by Mexico City with 55,591, Nuevo León with 23,465, Jalisco, 21,535, the State of Mexico with 16,036 and Tamaulipas with 12,652.
The government points out that these six entities register 56 percent of the 346,878 sources of employment that were lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the report presented during the conference, some of the Quintana Roo companies with the most dismissed workers include hotels and tour industry, however, some include construction companies.
On the list are popular names such as Hotel Gran Caribe Real who dismissed 1,251 employees, Les Antilles constructions letting go 1,149, Hoteles Solaris de México who fired 897 of its employees, Servicios Resorts SA de CV who dismissed 870, Torre Noriega Consulting who are now 755 less and Experiences Xcaret Parks who let 699 of their staff go.
Data by the Federal government establishes that in general terms, 216,000 workers who were separated from their jobs no longer have access to IMSS health services, adding that in at least 50 percent of the cases, there is no legal justification to separate workers from labor sources due to the coronavirus health emergency.
They noted that the biggest layoffs have been by large consortiums, while micro-companies with less employees have gone above and beyond to keep their staff.