Shortage of Qualified Labor in Costa Rica
48% of employers cannot meet their skilled labor needs, said a Manpower survey.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
According to the survey, Peru (56%), Costa Rica (48%) and Mexico (44%), are the countries where employers find it hardest to meet skilled jobs needs, whereas employers in the U.S. (19%), Guatemala (20%) and Canada (24%) reported the least problems.
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.
Panama's improvement in the availability index of skilled labor, does not respond to an increase in supply, but to a drop in demand because of a slowdown in the economy.
The unemployment rate now reaches 10% in a population where 60% of workers have not completed high school, but teachers refuse to be evaluated on their ability in subjects they teach.
Companies are struggling to find employees with skills in information technology, programming and networking, electricity, processing and assembly of medical parts.
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