Over 4,000 Guatemalans Have Benefited From the Labor Mobility Program

The program aims to assist Guatemalan workers with employment opportunities in the foreign market.

by Pamela Contreras
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Guatemala City, by Brenda Larios -AGN-. The Ministry of Labor and Social Security -Mintrab- has benefited 4,348 Guatemalans through the Labor Mobility Program.

The Minister of Labor, Rafael Rodríguez, indicated that during the meetings with the transition team of the president-elect, they shared information on the actions of the ministry, among them the Labor Mobility Program, a program that has been so successful, between what was received and how it will be left. This initiative contributes to the diversification of options for employment.

Program Progress

The Vice Minister of Social Welfare, Geovanna Salazar, reiterated that this initiative had supported 4,348 people to travel abroad to obtain a proper job for a specific term.

The vice minister pointed out that the current administration received the program with 119 beneficiaries and will end the year with 4,500 people.

In 2021, 916 people received support; in 2022, 2,525 Guatemalans traveled to countries such as the United States, Mexico, Italy, Germany, and Spain.

The vice minister also mentioned that this program will be promoted so that more Guatemalans can obtain employment opportunities and improve their quality of life.

Labor Mobility

The Labor Mobility Program’s primary purpose is to assist Guatemalan workers with proper employment opportunities in the foreign market.

It is part of the Government’s efforts to promote regular, orderly, safe, and circular migration. It also contributes to the protection of people, preventing them from the multiple risks of irregular migration.

The program has established cooperative ties with the United States, with which it has agreements to promote employment by issuing H-2A -agricultural- and H-2B -non-agricultural- visas.

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