“With ambitions and dreams that I hope to fulfill with this great job opportunity outside our country,” Luis Anibal MejíaPortillo said goodbye this Friday to his mother, his wife and little daughter at the San Oscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport.
Mejía is one of the 50 members of the contingent that leaves this week for Canada as part of the Labor Migration Program, promoted by the government through the Ministry of Labor.
The 26-year-old, who is originally from San Rafael Oriente, department of San Miguel, was nervous and happy about the opportunity. He was assured that it was the first time he had left the country and was grateful that it was to work legally for two years in the North American country.
“I am happy, excited, and at the same time nervous. I thank President Nayib Bukele, the Minister of Labor, and the Vice Minister because we trusted that this would come, that young people would have opportunities, and now we have this opportunity for which we will be eternally grateful” commented the beneficiary.
In this regard, the Vice Minister of Labor, Sofía Rodríguez, highlighted the management carried out by the head, Rolando Castro, to open this type of opportunity to the Salvadoran workforce.
“Hundreds of Salvadorans are benefiting from this type of job opportunity, being hired by different companies in different fields that ensure respect for their labor rights, competitive salaries, occupational safety, growth opportunities, among other benefits,” she said.
To select the beneficiaries of this program, the Ministry of Labor provides the hiring companies with the profiles of candidates, and they choose the most suitable ones for the positions.