Less jobs in Costa Rican commercial sector

The Chamber of Commerce reported that for 2009 companies will generate an average of 5,600 jobs, or 4,400 less than in 2008.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

According to nacion.com, the growth in employment for 2009 will not be enough to meet the demand for labor," commented Oscar Cabada, president of the Chamber of Commerce.

The businessman added that the companies will keep their current workers but will not increase their capacity for new jobs significantly.

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Nicaragua: Formal Employment Up 11%

January 2017

A greater amount of private investment, mainly in construction and infrastructure and transport, explained most of the interannual increase of 11% in formal employment up to December 2016.

Up to December last year companies in the sectors of construction and infrastructure and transport workers increased their payroll by 22% and 20%, respectively, according to figures from the Nicaraguan Institute of Social Security.

Panama Keeps Generating Jobs

December 2011

The Net Employment Outlook for the first three months of 2012 is +24%, putting more pressure on a market with a serious shortage of qualified human resources.

While efforts are being made to the train people locally, foreigners continue to come into the country to meet the demand of international companies based there.

Private Employment Drops in Costa Rica

September 2010

The recovery which started in September 2009 has come to an end in March 2010 and since then, more than 3,000 jobs have been lost.

The global economic crisis of 2008 caused the disappearance of 50,000 jobs in the private sector. Recovery began in September 2009 through March 2010 generating 36,000 new jobs. But since then, private employment has begun to fall again.

Panama: 21,000 New Jobs for 2014

July 2010

A study by the Labor Ministry concluded that the economy will generate 21,000 new jobs in the next four years.

The two main areas will be the Panama Canal Expansion and the Howard special economic area (Panama Pacifico).

"Last week, President Ricardo Martinelli stated that Howard would generate 25,000 jobs", noted Prensa.com.

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