Gray hair reevaluated

Experience and professional background are once again being sought in the labor market.

Monday, January 12, 2009

According to, "Gray hairs are valuable once again," commented Pablo Bernard, country manager for Spencer Stuart. Like with Bernard, many high level personnel selection firms have started the year attending a growing demand for experienced and capable executives to deal with the difficulties that will arise during the next few months. Shareholders and companies need confidence."

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Technical Training in Line with Market Requirements

August 2013

In Costa Rica entrepreneurs are asking for technical education to be responsive to the actual demand of productive sectors.

Costa Rican businesses believe that in order to achieve this goal the National Training Institute must respond to the changing technical criteria and engage more with businesses.

Panama Short on Skilled Labor

March 2011

The Panamanian economy continues to grow, demanding more and more professional and technical staff, which the local job market fails to satisfy.

Companies are failing to fill their vacancies, as they lack candidates with the required skills and experience. This situation, far from being resolved, is getting worse, as more transnational companies open office in the country, increasing the demand for skilled workers.

Panama: Investments and FTA needs qualified labor

December 2008

Panama may lose a lot of foreign investments due to the lack of qualified personnel for specialized jobs, even though it has the infrastructure and an excellent location for doing business.

"It must be noted that there are many things working in Panama's favor with the FTA's and these represent an increase in exports, and the country has manage to attract a lot of foreign investments," indicated Alejandro Ferrer, ex minister of Trade and Industry.

Companies in Costa Rica offer 3,000 jobs

September 2008

Companies from the province of Guanacaste will hold a job fair next month to try and fill 3,000 positions.

Agro-Industrial companies from the sugar, livestock and agriculture sectors are offering the most positions (1,300). Additionally there are another 1200 jobs at hotels, restaurants, and car rentals.

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