Only three out of ten people are employed formally, while the labor participation of women is half that of men, among other reasons, because labor legislation has rigidities that inhibit their employment.
From a statement issued by the Salvadoran Foundation for Economic and Social Development (FUSADES):
North American entrepreneurs in the footwear sector have emphasized the advantages of the Nicaraguan industry as providers of high heel shoes for ladies.
Surpassing China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and Bangladesh and ranking below average in cost of quality leathershoes ($ 3.30 per pair), manufacturing soles ($ 0.43) and the development of a pair women shoes ($ 8.17), Nicaragua has become highly attractive as a destination for industry manufacturers and a candidate for a strong manufacturer and exporter of women's shoes.
It is increasingly common for companies to look for accountants, managers, engineers, architects and technicians who are bilingual.
Although more and more companies are looking for bilingual staff, language schools believe that the demand for courses is still too low to meet the needs of entrepreneurs and investment entering the country.
Even so , " Nicaraguans have recently realized the importance of English, it is the language of business worldwide, it is the language of the internet, documents , and they now feel that it is becoming a priority," said Franklin Tellez, academic director of the Nicaraguan American Cultural Center (CCNN) .
Rigid working structures remains an obstacle to be overcome by women, even though new technologies have made working conditions more flexible in the world.
According to Sonia Vanegas, country manager of Manpower, at a global level, for several years many companies have started to promote policies that are friendly to women's performance. "Many women still fail to establish the balance between personal and professional life due to, among other things, rigid schedules that keep them stuck in the office," says Vanegas.
The multinational plans to change the working culture by implementing a "role models and flexible schedules based on achievement of specific objectives."
Fabricio Kaplan Vice President of Human Resources at Unilever Central America, the Caribbean and Andean, explained in an interview conducted by Humberto Galo for Laprensa.com.ni that they are using in Nicaragua a new form of work already deployed in Colombia which "aims to change the work culture by implementing role models and flexible schedules based on achievement of specific objectives. "