Twenty IT companies and more than 80 call centers and outsourcing services centers are operating in the country, seven of which entered the market in 2015.
Details from the Promoter Agency for Export and Investment El Salvador (Proesa) indicate that in 2015 there were seven companies that entered the Distance Business Services sectors (SED as it is known in Spanish), which brings together both companies dedicated to providing customer services and support and information technology.
The American Chamber of Commerce has criticized the award of business to a small group of companies selected by the Ministry of Agriculture.
Companies who were not invited to participate in the committee for the procurement of maize seed implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) doubt the legal framework of the panel as it differs from the normal purchasing process using format of a tender.
While in customs offices the $18 fee is still being charged, those employers affected by it are concerned and are asking for a refund of what they have already paid.
The Chamber of Commerce of El Salvador (CCES) expects the authentic interpretation of the decree exempting the charge for the service of non-intrusive inspection of exports and imports and international transit of goods, to be published soon in the Official Journal, as the $18 fee is still being charged at the borders of the country.
Current business needs do not match up with the supply of professionals nationwide.
Lack of public policies encouraging diversification of careers, and the limited interest of students in non-traditional careers are two of the reasons for the low supply of personnel in the country on offer to companies that come looking for laborers.
Currently in El Salvador students are choosing courses which have little demand from businesses, which leads to frustration when they try, and fail, to find a job.
A private report has analyzed the contribution of the scheme to economic activity.
80 000 direct jobs and more than 2230 thousand dollars in products exported in 2010 are some of the results achieved by companies operating under the free zone system and active improvement scheme in El Salvador.
Data analyzed from the latest Job Fair organized by El Salvador's Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Ministry for Employment, indicate that attendees qualifications, technical understanding and level of English were often below that sought by hiring companies.
El Salvador's American Chamber of Commerce and the Latin American Illinois Trade and Investment Office told Salvadoran business people that the US Mid-West, with its 59 million inhabitants, represents a major business opportunity.
The message was delivered at a business conference by Marcelino García, deputy head of the Illinois state trade and investment department.
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