Slight Recovery in Employment at Salvadoran Industries

In the first ten months of the year the industrial sector recovered 6,500 jobs.

Friday, November 19, 2010

The industrial subsector with the biggest recovery has been textiles, however, despite the improvements, it is stressed that working conditions in the country are still poor.

According to William Pleitez, coordinator of the United Nations Human Development Program (UNDP) in the country, one of every two people is underemployed or unemployed. "He added that 47 of every 100 jobs in the nation are not quality jobs," reported

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