Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche, August 22nd, 2018.- With the purpose of promoting the professional development and employment inclusion of people with disabilities in Mexico, OXXO Plaza Villahermosa, alongside Campeche’s DIF system, announced the opening of its new OXXO Directed Labor Training Center in Ciudad del Carmen.
With this project, OXXO seeks to multiply opportunities for people with disabilities, providing job training tools during three months of training in rooms that simulate the operation of a real store.
“In OXXO we want to promote an inclusive culture, and although there is still much to be done, we are committed to continue working together to build an environment of better opportunities, eliminating the obstacles some people in vulnerable situations are forced to face”, said Human Resources Manager of OXXO Plaza Villahermosa, Oscar Mijangos.
The first generation will consist of ten students. Once the students complete their training successfully, they will be awarded a certificate that will support the experience acquired, which will also facilitate their participation in any other retail store.
“The work carried out alongside the Secretary of Education, the Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare of the State and OXXO, has allowed greater openness in the spaces of socially inclusive companies. OXXO’s Directed Labor Training Centers are a clear example of this synergy”, said Campeche’s Head of the Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare, Dr. Jorge Radamés Romero Bock.
The new Directed Labor Training Center in Ciudad del Carmen is the second one enabled in OXXO Plaza Villahermosa’s area. In total, the company has seven centers nationwide, located in Monterrey, Campeche, Cancun, Hermosillo, Merida, Villahermosa and now Ciudad del Carmen.
Nowadays, thanks to its labor inclusion initiative implemented since 2001, which has also allowed to boost the talent of the elderly, OXXO and its collaborators create an environment of respect and teamwork for a total of 666 workers with disabilities.
As a result of the combined efforts with institutions such as DIF, OXXO supports its collaborators to work towards their goals and boosts their potential within an equitable work environment.
FEMSA is a leading company participating in the beverage industry with Coca-Cola FEMSA, the largest franchise bottler of Coca-Cola products in the world; and in the beer industry, through its ownership of the second largest equity stake of Heineken, one of the worlds leading brewers with operations in over 70 countries. FEMSA participates in the retail sector with FEMSA Comercio, which operates various small-format chain stores including OXXO; a Fuels Division operating the OXXO GAS service stations chain; and a Health Division that includes pharmacies and related operations. In addition, through FEMSA Strategic Businesses, the company offers logistic services, point-of-sales cooling solutions and plastic solutions for FEMSA’s companies and external customers.
About FEMSA Comercio
FEMSA Comercio operates several retail chains of small format in Mexico, Chile and Colombia. Among them are the OXXO stores, the pharmacies YZA, Moderna, Farmacon and Cruz Verde, and Maicao beauty stores. It also operates gas stations under the OXXO GAS brand, as well as Doña Tota fast-food restaurants. Through its different formats, FEMSA Comercio serves more than 11.1 million consumers every day.