Skilled manpower hard to find amid Costa Rica's building boom
The Costa Rican construction industry faces a shortage of skilled manpower. The shortage, which is particularly acute on the coasts, is being blamed for overruns on contracts.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
The boom in the provinces of Guanacaste and Puntarenas took local labor markets by surprise.
There are plenty of applicants for the posts, but there are few who are really qualified to meet the demands of each job.
The supply of technical manpower is not growing as fast as the demand from companies in the country.
Available candidates lack communication skills, arrive late to interviews, submit poorly written resumes, or resign shortly after being hired.
The large infrastructure projects that have been announced will need to import human resources according to the demand created by such works.
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