The purpose of the fair will be to create an up-to-date database of the current bilingual workforce in the country that will be used by foreign companies that offer communication and transactions services, to name a few. ProNicaragua is trying to facilitate the hiring of Nicaraguan personnel by those companies that are dedicated to reducing direct expenses based on the outsourcing of services that do not affect the main activities of the company.
Companies operating under the free zone regime reported a total of 89.927 employees to December 3, 2010.
According to the Central Bank of Nicaragua, this is the highest number of jobs for the sector, since February 2008 when 89.198 persons were employed.
Representatives of the textile sector, which own the majority of the 148 companies operating under the free zone regime, state there are 2 factors leading to employment recovery,"... tripartite working arrangements and the U.S. market recovery, Nicaragua's largest trading partner," reported Laprensa.com.ni.
As reported by the Department of Labor, in January of 2009, 20,573 new contracts were registered, 21.7% more than the same period of year 2008.
Orlando Carpintero writes in Prensa.com: "The growth was seen in the three types of contracts for which records are kept: For specific projects, there were 2,540 new contracts more than in January of 2008; for defined time frame contracts, 269 more; and, in the open contracts segment, 859 more."