Panama seeks to Alleviate Shortage of Technical Staff

The government and the private sector are preparing a plan to provide technical training to one thousand Panamanians per year in areas such as logistics, trading, freight and customer service.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

An assessment made by the Ministry of Labor and Development of the Workforce in conjunction with 20 productive sectors concluded that "... Although there is a positive trend in employment generation, reaching an average of 8.1% annually, domestic firms have been limited in their efforts to fill vacancies. "

In an attempt to solve this problem, the government and the private sector are preparing a joint strategy to "... provide technical training to about one thousand Panamanians per year."

Minister of Labor and Workforce Development, Luis Ernesto Carles, told that "... The preparation of this staff will be made ​​over a period of three to nine months ... and that the priority in the training will focus on young people, noting that the training they receive will conform to the technical requirements requested by the country and not professional preparation, ie advanced degrees will not be required."

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