The ILO Convention approved through Congress establishes a legal framework for hiring part-time employees, based on the principles of proportionality.
The Congress of Guatemala approved Convention 175 of the International Labour Organization (ILO), which sets standards for part-time employment and is based on the principles of proportionality and non-discrimination.
A greater amount of private investment, mainly in construction and infrastructure and transport, explained most of the interannual increase of 11% in formal employment up to December 2016.
Up to December last year companies in the sectors of construction and infrastructure and transport workers increased their payroll by 22% and 20%, respectively, according to figures from the Nicaraguan Institute of Social Security.
42,000 is the number of estimated positions for professionals and technicians that will become available with the start of major projects such as the construction of the gas terminal in Colon, the fourth bridge over the Canal and the second Metro line.
Statistics from the Ministry of Labour and Development indicate that the largest proportion of the jobs required correspond to technical and unskilled workers, and to a lesser extent, professionals.
For every ten professionals in demand by private companies in Costa Rica between 2014 and 2016, 7 were computer and software engineers.
The growing demand for professionals in careers related to engineering, especially in the area of computing and software development, contrasts increasingly with the demand for professionals in other disciplines, such as social work, which are losing ground as the use of information technologies advances.
A study by the Ministry of Labour on the state of the labor market, whose results have been ready since December 2015, has still not been disclosed to the public.
In late 2015 the Ministry of Labour announced that it had finished collecting information for the "National Study of the Labor Market Survey" and that its results would be released soon. However, almost five months later, according to an article on Crhoy.com, the survey data has still not been presented publicly.
In Costa Rica approval has been given to a trust fund through which private companies will be paid $2,700 for each employee hired from the vulnerable population.
The government initiative that aims to pay companies around $2,700 per employee hired from the vulnerable population, has won its first endorsement to be included in a trust administered by Banco Popular.
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