REYNOSA, Tamaulipas – With the sole purpose of helping immigrants returning to Mexico after being deported by United States’ authorities, INDEX corporation announced its participation in a program to hire them.

Alex Avila
Alex Avila

To that end, an agreement was signed between INDEX National Chairman, Federico Serrano Banuelos, and representatives of the Immigration National Institute (INM as it is known in Spanish).

Alejandro Avila, chairman of INDEX-Reynosa, said the program anticipates helping repatriated people in their search to finding a job. This will contribute to INDEX members with their expansion and new facilities plans, Avila said.

To begin with, a pilot program will be launched in Tijuana, Baja California Norte, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua; and, Guanajuato, Guanajuato. Afterwards another 12 cities, including Reynosa, will become part of the program.

“Shortly, INDEX Reynosa will meet with state government representatives to be included into the program, and guarantee its right application, and success,” Avila said.

INM will be in permanent communication with INDEX local offices, and will inform the group regarding deported people interested in the program. Meanwhile the association will be sending frequent reports about new job vacancies, according to a press release.

Avila added that those people interested in applying for a job through INDEX will need to meet the qualifications required by each company.

Editor’s Note: The main image accompanying this story shows Federico Serrano Banuelos, chairman of INDEX in Mexico. The above story was translated into English by Melva Lavín-Castillo.