7 out of 10 companies have discontinued hiring in Guatemala

The Job Expectation Survey by Manpower reveals that 71% of the 620 companies surveyed will not carrying out new hirings during the first quarter of 2009.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The sector hardest hit by the crisis is the manufacturing sector; the survey revealed a contraction of employment of 1%, a decrease of 7 percentage points regarding the previous quarter. In the last 8 months, more than 20 maquilas have closed their doors, causing a loss of some 15,000 jobs.

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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.

GUATEMALA
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.

Hiring Expectations Improve

September 2009

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

Stop outlook for employment in Guatemala

September 2008

According to a survey by Manpower on employment expectations, businessmen believe that the last quarter of the year will remain stable.

Based on the results of the survey of perception, 20 of every 100 business person interviewed expect that they will have positive movements in their payrolls, while 69 of every 100 are betting that the employment situation will continue unchanged.

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