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New Mexico Minimum Wage Increase goes into effect Friday, January 1, 2021

New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) advises employers and workers that New Mexico’s minimum wage is increasing to $10.50 per hour, effective Friday, January 1st, 2021. This increase is in accordance with an amendment to the New Mexico Minimum Wage Act signed into law by Governor Lujan Grisham on April 1, 2019.

Can you help me find work?

Yes. We are here to assist with your work search. The New Mexico Workforce Connection Online System www.jobs.state.nm.us has thousands of jobs with employers looking to hire now. You may also call your local New Mexico Workforce Connection Center for further assistance. We can assist with:

  • Resumes that highlight your skills and work experience;
  • Training resources to help upgrade your skills;
  • Job interview tips including how to present yourself as a strong, confident candidate;
  • Answering difficult questions about your work history; and
  • Overcoming barriers you think may be preventing you from getting hired.

All of these services and more – such as virtual job fairs and online workshops – are available to the public at no cost.



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    Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency.

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    Assemble, install, alter, and repair pipelines or pipe systems that carry water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases. May install heating and cooling equipment and mechanical control systems.

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    Raise, place, and unite iron or steel girders, columns, and other structural members to form completed structures or structural frameworks. May erect metal storage tanks and assemble prefabricated metal buildings.

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    Perform preliminary work with the material and tools of the trade; residential and commercial rough wiring and finish work including the installation of various kinds of wires, cables, and conduits per the National Electrical Code; industrial lighting and service installation; motors controls and installation including emergency generators, relays, and timing devices.

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