A job fair is underway in Mexico, giving migrants an additional opportunity to accept Mexico’s offer to remain and are employed the region rather than visiting the U.S.
The fair opened just south of the U.S. border in Tijuana Monday, providing work permits in addition to a humanitarian visas to people the caravan.
At least five companies taken part in the wedding, mostly offering factory work, to comprehend likely join during the period of the month-long fair.
Mexican officials behind the event are hoping their efforts will cool tensions between locals as well as the migrants, after a string of violent incidents.
Central American migrants, during their Central American caravan seeking to achieve Usa, stand in a line to acquire donated dinner downtown in Mexicali, Mexico, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
“This specific service fair is needless to say for any extraordinary flow of migrants, but it’s nevertheless for Mexicans trying to find a job,” stated Franciso Iribe Paniagua, Secretary of Labor for Baja California, Mexico. “Today we are going to offer 1000 jobs, mainly in the industrial sector, and we will also inform people about the companies looking for workers in other states of your Mexican Republic.”
There are more than 2,000 Central American migrants in Tijuana and Mexican officials warn the cell number could swell to more than 10,000 as increasing numbers of on the caravan arrives.