Construction Still Lagging in El Salvador

The construction sector has failed to retrieve the 15 thousand jobs it lost since September 2008.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Salvadoran Chamber of Construction (CASALCO) projected for this year that the industry will close with negative growth of 3%.

CASALCO Executive Director noted that this year, besides the lack of private sector investment, there was almost no public investment projects implemented.

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El Salvador: 39.000 Jobs Lost in 2009

August 2009

Industry and the private sector are the most affected, according to the Salvadoran Social Security Institute.

Victoria de Avilés, Labor Minister, remarked that "there is a loss of jobs, and by the end of the year it could increase to 55.000...".

"Job losses has been exacerbated by the economy's 'low dynamism', with sectors like commerce reporting considerable less sales", publishes Laprensagrafica.com.

More unemployment for Nicaragua

December 2008

Official figures show that in the Free Zone sector alone, Nicaragua lost some 19 thousand jobs.

This is a result of the closure of some factories that have decided to leave the country due to problems related to high operational costs.

Adolfo Acevedo, economist, said that the Nicaraguan economy is generating what is called informal jobs which only allows for poor quality of work.

Honduras: 63.000 Jobs Lost in 2009

October 2009

From January to August, 63.917 workers have been fired, according to data from the Work Secretary.

The actual figure could be much higher, warned Work Minister Nicolás García, who explained that "... many fired workers do not report to the Ministry, and they settle termination conditions directly with their employers".

El Salvador: 11 thousand construction jobs lost

November 2008

Just in October alone, at least 2,225 direct jobs were lost in the construction sector.

According to preliminary data from the Salvador Chamber of the Construction Industry, the above figure is equivalent to 8% of the total direct employment in the sector which only last year employed 32,000 people.

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