Skills shortage threatens Costa Rican economy
Costa Rica faces a shortage of manpower with skills in engineering, management and the English language.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Emmanuel Hess, director general of the export promotion agency, Procomer, said the education system is failing to meet the needs of the economy.
There isn´t adequate availability of skilled labor to build, manage and administrate the ambitious projects of the state's infrastructure plan.
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.
The speed with which the Panamanian economy is developing is demanding skilled labour which, at the moment, the country is unable to supply.
Lack of technically skilled labour is forcing some companies to bear the cost of training their employees.
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