The Union of Industrialists of Panama has launched the "Green Panama" certification for companies which implement good environmental practices.
The "Green Panama" seal of approval, will be awarded to companies who demonstrate consistency in the implementation of best practices in areas such as energy efficiency, waste management and water resource management.
The local economy is beginning to be affected by the negative impact of the road closures by indigenous people in the province of Chiriqui.
The dairy industry, as well as horticulture, fuel transportation and goods such as drinks and beer are facing extra costs associated with recent events.
Economic losses are in the "millions," said Juan Francisco Kiener, president of the Union of Industrialists in Panama. The dairy industry is very concerned, and horticultural products are becoming scarce in supermarkets. Also being affected is the transport of beer, beverages, oil and bread, and the agricultural sectors of Chiriqui and Bocas del Toro", published Prensa.com.
The Panamanian economy continues to grow, demanding more and more professional and technical staff, which the local job market fails to satisfy.
Companies are failing to fill their vacancies, as they lack candidates with the required skills and experience. This situation, far from being resolved, is getting worse, as more transnational companies open office in the country, increasing the demand for skilled workers.
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