Job creation slows in Guatemala

Employers are less optimistic about contracting workers for the next three months.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

At the same time, the work is still available for those prepared to look for it.
These are the conclusions of the report "Survey of Employer Expectations" which was released by the multinational Manpower, a company that recruits, selects, contracts, evaluates, trains and consults in human resources.
The report says that 21 per cent hope to increase their labor force in the next quarter, while eight per cent will reduce their payroll and 68 per cent will continue with no change.

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