Job Prospects in Guatemala Improve

17% of companies surveyed by Manpower stated that they plan to increase the number of people they employ during the coming three months.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Manpower's Employer Expectations survey asked 620 businesses about their recruitment objectives and 75% responded that had no plan to increase their workforce while 8% foresaw the need to let people go.

Eric Quesada, Manpower's regional director, told that companies in north and eastern Guatemala display most optimism.

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey

March 2010

For the second quarter of 2010, Guatemalan employers are optimistic, and those in Panama and Costa Rica are very optimistic.

The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released today, reveals a favorable hiring environment for the second quarter of 2010, with employers anticipating opportunities for Guatemalan jobseekers to remain similar to those reported in the first quarter of the year.

Good employment prospects in Costa Rica

September 2008

Employers have a positive employment expectations until the end of the year; it has improved by two percentage point compared to the previous quarter.

This data comes from a survey on Employment Expectations by Manpower that was released this week.
"Of all the employers surveyed, 33% expect that their labor force will grow, 4% expect it to decrease, 61% expect no change and 2% have not made up their minds about their employment plans for October-December," the report said.

Hiring Expectations Improve

September 2009

Cautious signals of improvement are detected in Guatemala and Costa Rica regarding hiring for the fourth quarter of 2009.

Manpower's Hiring Expectations survey found that in Guatemala, three out of four employers won't change their payrolls in the last three months of 2009, and they will try to retain the workers they have.

Stop outlook for employment in Guatemala

September 2008

According to a survey by Manpower on employment expectations, businessmen believe that the last quarter of the year will remain stable.

Based on the results of the survey of perception, 20 of every 100 business person interviewed expect that they will have positive movements in their payrolls, while 69 of every 100 are betting that the employment situation will continue unchanged.

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