Royal Caribbean requested 2 thousand marines from Panama

The cruise line requested two thousand marines to serve as crew for the next season.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The new season begins December 7 with the inauguration of the home port in Cristobal in the province of Colon.
The administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority, Fernando Solorzano, said that the main problem in responding to Royal Caribbean's request is finding personnel that are fluent in English.

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How to Keep Waked Businesses Running

May 2016

A ministerial group has been created to find solutions for keeping these sources of employment going and the involvement of state banks has not been ruled out.

A commission at the Ministry of Economy, Labour and Commerce has been announced, which will include representation of the Groups Wisa and Vida Panama in order to address saving the thousands of jobs at risk.

Panama: The Slippery Slope to State Obesity

December 2015

Between October 2014 and March 2015 the payroll of employees recorded an increase of 2.4%, totaling 214,333 employees and $243 million a month paid in wages.

Spending on government payroll continues to grow in Panama, where there are already 214,333 people working for the state. Of the 214,333 staff currently employed, 192,019 are permanent, while 22 thousand 314 are employed on a casual basis. "

Growing Demand for Qualified Tourism Personnel

May 2013

The demand for qualified bilingual staff required by the Panama hotel sector increases by 20% per year.

This is according to Jesus Sierra, president of the Panamanian Association of Hotels. Something similar is happening in restaurants, where during the last two years the country has opened one new branch a week, something that necessitates having qualified personnel in order to meet the growing demand.

Labor Contracts in Panama Increase

February 2009

As reported by the Department of Labor, in January of 2009, 20,573 new contracts were registered, 21.7% more than the same period of year 2008.

Orlando Carpintero writes in "The growth was seen in the three types of contracts for which records are kept: For specific projects, there were 2,540 new contracts more than in January of 2008; for defined time frame contracts, 269 more; and, in the open contracts segment, 859 more."

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