Nicaragua: Lack of Technical Specialists Raises Costs

A lack of specialized technical personnel in manufacturing is raising business costs and reducing productivity.

Friday, February 21, 2014

The lack of staff qualified to repair machinery is not only raising costs but is also creating additional delays, causing a decrease in customers and jeopardizing business continuity. It is estimated that the poor repair of machines makes operating costs of enterprises up to 20% more expensive.

This situation affects the construction sector and agriculture, among others. "A good machine maintenance technician needs at least six years to train and after that they must constantly be retraining themselves," said Alejandro Talavera, human resources manager at the company Nimac.

Jose Adam Aguerri, president of the Superior Council of Private Enterprise added: "It is our responsibility to tell young people that there are careers that are already saturated, therefore we have to teach them about the kind of demand that companies have."

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