Hiring Expectations Improve

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

Tuesday, September 8, 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. Accordingly, the Trend shows a mildly optimistic market when compared to expectations for previous quarter. However, when compared with the same period of last year, hiring expectations are 11% less than what they used to be.

Data from the survey shows that 12% of Guatemalan employers expect to increase their payrolls, 11% expect to decrease it, while 77% expect no changes. As a result, the Net Hiring Trend is +1%.

In Costa Rica, the situation is more optimistic: the Net Hiring Trend is +6% for the last quarter of 2009, a considerable improvement from the previous quarter.

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Labour Market Expectations in III Quarter

June 2018

8% of Panamanian companies expect to increase their payrolls, 85% do not foresee changes and 6% anticipate a reduction.

From a report by the ManpowerGroup:

Comparison by Region

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, growth in hiring intentions is foreseen in two regions, Panama City and the Central Provinces, both with a Net Employment Outlook of + 6%. Meanwhile, Colón and Occidente report trends of 0%.

Panama: 2018 Job Hiring Expectations

December 2017

13% of Panamanian businesses reported that for the first quarter of 2018 they plan to increase their payrolls, a percentage that is identical to that registered in the same quarter of 2017.

According to data from the "Employment Expectations Survey" by ManpowerGroup, in the first three months of 2018, 13% of Panamanian employers plan to increase their staff payrolls, 78% think that they will not make changes, 7% plan to reduce them, and 2% do not know if will make any changes.

Hiring Expectations for 2017 in Guatemala

December 2016

For the first quarter of 2017 22% of the business sector plans to hire more staff, mainly in the sectors of manufacturing, trade and services.

From a statement issued by ManpowerGroup Guatemala:

Guatemala, December 13, 2016 -   According to the Survey Manpower Employment Outlook for 1Q 2017 published today in Guatemala, employers report optimistic hiring plans for the period from January to March. With 22% of employers expecting to increase their levels of recruitment, 6% anticipating a decrease, 70% staying the same and 2% who did not know, the Net Employment Outlook is + 16% once the seasonal adjustment has been made. The survey reveals an increase in hiring prospects of 7 percentage points in quarterly comparison and by 1 percentage point in annual comparison.

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.

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.

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