Costa Rica: Moderate Business Expectations

Most businessmen consulted dismissed the possibility of increasing the number of employees.

Friday, October 22, 2010

The data, results from a survey conducted by the Institute for Research in Economics of the University of Costa Rica, concerning economic expectations.

Nacion.com reports, "However, 12% in the agricultural sector and 17% of the construction industry believe they could reduce their workforce by 2011."

Construction companies foresee the largest sales drops.

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey

March 2010

For the second quarter of 2010, Guatemalan employers are optimistic, and those in Panama and Costa Rica are very optimistic.

GUATEMALA
The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released today, reveals a favorable hiring environment for the second quarter of 2010, with employers anticipating opportunities for Guatemalan jobseekers to remain similar to those reported in the first quarter of the year.

Hiring Expectations Improve

September 2009

Cautious signals of improvement are detected in Guatemala and Costa Rica regarding hiring for the fourth quarter of 2009.

Manpower's Hiring Expectations survey found that in Guatemala, three out of four employers won't change their payrolls in the last three months of 2009, and they will try to retain the workers they have.

Stop outlook for employment in Guatemala

September 2008

According to a survey by Manpower on employment expectations, businessmen believe that the last quarter of the year will remain stable.

Based on the results of the survey of perception, 20 of every 100 business person interviewed expect that they will have positive movements in their payrolls, while 69 of every 100 are betting that the employment situation will continue unchanged.

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