Grupo Modelo to Welcome Disabled Workers

With a three-million-dollar investment, Grupo Modelo (AB InBev) has opened its new Customer Experience Center in Aguascalientes. The Center will be offering 350 job openings by early 2019.

According to company executives, the new department’s objective is to employ, primarily, men and women with disabilites and to provide them with appropriate spaces to meet their needs.

“We believe diversity of thought is key to achieve different results … this new project is highly inclusive, and it is this feature that makes Modelo internationally renowned,” said Andrés Gutiérrez, President of Corporate Affairs of Grupo Modelo.

The new Center will increase the Group’s presence in Aguascalientes with more than two thousand job openings by mid-2019. Such an accomplishment has been supported by the company’s expansion, announced only a few months ago, in which more than five million dollars was invested, creating around fifteen hundred jobs.

Economic Development Secretary, Luis Ricardo Martinez Castañeda, emphasized this new investment reflects the confidence Aguascalientes inspires in companies, where human capital is the real strength and the reason why companies continue implementing high impact projects here.

“We are bearing witness to a great inclusion policy that integrates anyone living in our society who wants to contribute with their talent, which also happens to be one of the most important aspects to this administration.”

Carlos Sánchez, Grupo Modelo’s Regional Services VP, explained that the company has found that specialization and development of local workers is an effective strategy for growth. This has allowed them to generate, from our state, an economic benefit of one billion Mexican pesos in just three years.

Sanchez added, “we have made a remarkable technological effort, but we have also invested in training our people. This center focuses on talent… We have well exceeded our growth objectives. The initial goal was to have one thousand jobs in this center. We have gone over it by more than fifty percent.”