“Right now, as it is reflected, it seems to me that it brings a somewhat generalized idea of trying to limit the scope of outsourcing,” said the IDIC manager.
The service sector, especially those related to tourism and restaurant, will be the most affected by this reform, agreed José Luis de la Cruz and Juan Cristóbal Ibáñez. In addition to “all the professional services provided to the automotive, aeronautical, electronics, machinery and equipment industries. In other words, a substantial part of companies use outsourcing, where small and medium-sized companies could be the most affected, ”said de la Cruz. “Another sector that uses outsourcing a lot is the financial field,” added the UP specialist.
In addition to this reform, Carlos Alberto Jiménez pointed out, work must be done on commercial and civil matters, to name a few examples. “It needs other elements, mechanisms that can support it, among them there should be greater fiscal vigilance so that these simulation practices are not reproduced, they do not have any legal loophole so that they can survive.”
The time was not the most appropriate to present this initiative either. Mexico comes from a 2019 where there was no economic growth (-0.3%), plus the pandemic and the economic impact that it has left so far this year.
“Now, with the pandemic, we have many sources of employment closed and this is going to affect job creation. This modification of the law should not have been made at this time. From an economic point of view, if you don’t create jobs, there will be no economic growth, ”lamented Ibáñez.
Outsourcing in Mexico
“Despite the health crisis from January to August 2020, AMECH associates generated a monthly average of 158,750 formal jobs. In Mexico there are more than 4.6 million subcontracted jobs in different modalities (with data at the end of 2019) so the regulation that is implemented should prevent the loss of jobs that the suppression of the figure may represent, “said AMECH, taking up data of INEGI.
“Currently 17% of employed workers are in an outsourcing model, that is, under a contracting model that does not depend on the company where they are rendering their services. Of that 17%, 80% are in precarious working conditions, that is, they lack any benefit, social security, they belong to the low-wage segment. So, we can infer that 80% of the cases that are in outsourcing are in these perverted practices, it is a high number, “added Jiménez Bandala, from La Salle.