The Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (MTPS) received more than 500 applications from people seeking job opportunities in the field of heavy transportation.
The Minister of Labor, Rolando Castro, reported that the places for aspiring heavy transport motorists guarantee a decent salary and all legal benefits, for which salaries are expected to be between $500 and $1,500. In addition, he commented that there are 15 companies interested in hiring Salvadorans who have experience and a heavy and heavy license T.
“It is not only about placing them in a job, but in a decent and fair job with all the legal benefits. These spaces are for formal jobs. Contracts will be signed. We understand their situation. Many motorcyclists have their labor rights violated and work is being done to bring justice,” the official stressed.
According to the head of the National Employment Department of the MTPS, Lesly Servellón, “the call was a success” because it had been scheduled to serve 400 people, adding that although the call was made only for the department of San Salvador, there was also an influx of people from La Libertad, Santa Ana, Cabañas, Cuscatlán, La Paz, and Chalatenango, among others.
The call was attended by people between the ages of 20 and 55, most of them men, and only four women decided to apply for this category.
Servellón reported that 96% of the people who attended the call had experience in heavy transport and that 47% of these were unemployed. Likewise, she said that the Salvadorans who applied had academic degrees from third grade to high school.
One of the attendees to opt for one of the job positions was José Marroquín, 40, who is originally from San José Guayabal, Cuscatlán, and who hopes to be selected to contribute to the well-being of his family.
“I think it is excellent that these types of activities are launched. They should be done constantly, because we really want to work,” said the Salvadoran with more than seven years of experience in heavy transport.
“I think it is excellent that these types of activities are launched. They should be done constantly, because we really want to work.” José Marroquín, Salvadoran who applied for the call.