The Minister of Production, Raúl Pérez-Reyes informed that industrial jewelry has grown at a rate of 77% in recent years in the country and generates about 25,000 jobs.
“In this field of work, Peru has three important competitive advantages: the quality of its goldsmiths; the abundance of a skilled labor force; and mineral wealth due to the abundance of gold and silver,” he said to Andina News Agency.
After inaugurating on the eve the IV International Congress of Jewelry and Goldsmiths 2018, organized by the Association of Exporters (ADEX), Pérez-Reyes announced that Produce, in partnership with the National University San Agustín (UNSA), will create an Auxiliary Mining CITE in Arequipa region to boost industrial jewelry.
To him, Arequipa is the perfect place to develop this CITE, which will involve the training of workers and support for enterprises, in addition to equipment with digital printers. He also estimates that in ten years the industry could generate up to 200,000 jobs.
The owner of Produce also visited the Alpaca Fiesta fair, where he highlighted that Peru is the first producer of alpaca fiber in the world and that this industry generates more than 120,000 direct and indirect jobs.