Analysis of Labor Flexibility in Honduras

The proposal for half-time work hours, part-time work hours and hourly work would generate about 3 thousand new jobs.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The proposal, submitted to the government by the National Association of Manufacturers, ANDI, would create jobs in manufacturing, security services and call centers, among others, according to what Alejandro Alvarez, vice president of the Honduran Council of Private Enterprise (COHEP) told Laprensahn.com.

An article on the website reported: "University students who would work four hours and then go to class would be used during these new working hours," said [Álvarez].
These employees would be entitled to bonuses, a fourteenth month's salary and paid holidays."

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Unemployment in Costa Rica Remains at 10.4%

September 2013

The net rate of national labor participation remained at 62.7% of the working age population, the same as it was in the second quarter of 2012.

From a press release issued by the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC):

The Costa Rican labor market shows stability between the second quarter of 2012 and the same period in 2013, when the net rate of national labor participation remained at 62.7% of the working age population. While men maintain a rate of 76%, the participation rate of women has wavered between 48% and 49% for more than a year, when it increased its share.

Honduras: Extension of Employment Paid By Hours Act

September 2013

Extending the deadline for the end of the validity of the law does not meet businesses need for certainty regarding the permanence of a system which is considered successful.

Congress has approved the extension until December 31, 2013 of the term of the Employment Paid By Hours Act which would have ended in two months.

Unemployment 9.6% in Costa Rica

June 2013

The labor participation rate reached 61.5% of the working age population in the first quarter, 1.8% less than in the same period in 2012.

According to an employment survey by the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC by its initials in Spanish), the labor participation rate reached 61.5% of the working age population during the first quarter of this year, a figure that has dropped by 1.8% compared with the same period in 2012.

Guatemalan Employers Foresee More Layoffs

March 2009

The survey conducted by Manpower shows that 7 out of 10 companies have frozen hiring and that 1 in 10 are planning staff reductions.

According to what was published in Elperiodico.com.g, the Manpower "Employment Expectation Survey" revealed: "Only 12% of the 620 employers surveyed plan to hire staff during the April-June quarter against 13% that anticipate layoffs, a net tendency of -1%.

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