Growing Demand for Labor in Panama

Between January and August 2013 there were 183,562 employment contracts, of which 69,830 were for an indefinite period and 59,763 for fixed work.

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The Economic activities which report the most amount of contracts in that period were hotels and restaurants, manufacturing, service, finance and insurance, transport, storage and mail, information, communication, and others, according to the Ministry of Labour and Development (Mitradel) .

During the same period the number of resignations totaled 63,987, of which 11,059 were filed in January.

Capital.com.pa reports: "According to Mitradel's general secretary, Mario Molino, the demand for manpower in the country remains strong despite the economy growing at a slower pace than in 2012, to the point that if you compare August 2012 to August of this year there was an increase in the number of contracts of 13.5%. "

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