Posted On 06 Jun 2017
Short interview with Labor Minister Raúl Clemente Ledesma Huerta. Ledesma has developed his career in legal counseling, agricultural business administration and has held different positions in the public sector.
– What policies will you apply to improve the quality of employment?
-We have important projects and the main one is linked to the subject of young employees. The challenge is to generate 250,000 jobs a year.
-The Ministry of Labor has to give all the tools to boost the productive sector, which does not mean any kind of prejudice in terms of the rights already achieved.
“What are you exactly thinking?”
-The previous government has already established incentives for the recruitment of young people and the incorporation of interns in companies. In the adaptability of contracts. We will propose to the productive sectors contract models that adapt to the dynamism of each one of the activities. We will work in conjunction with the private sector. The reforms will be made on the condition that priority is given to young people and those over 40, for whom it is difficult to find work.
-Do you plan to maintain mechanisms to reduce the size of the State, such as Decree 813 on the purchase of compulsory waivers?
-Austerity is not dismissing people, that can be negative for the economy. It will be fewer cars, less personal publicity, fewer trips, less unnecessary expenses.
-Will you re-establish the fixed-term contract, which was eliminated in 2015?
-We will hold talks with the private sector. There are alternatives for hiring, so employers do not fix contracts for a year or two. I do not think it is necessary to go back to fixed-term contracts (I).