Stop outlook for employment in Guatemala

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

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

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. The remain 8% are anticipating less hiring of employees.

Juan Carlos Quan, manager of Guatemala Business Unit, explained that the survey done over the phone from Mexico by calling 621 business persons and only measures their intentions.

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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.

Job Prospects in Guatemala Improve

September 2010

17% of companies surveyed by Manpower stated that they plan to increase the number of people they employ during the coming three months.

Manpower's Employer Expectations survey asked 620 businesses about their recruitment objectives and 75% responded that had no plan to increase their workforce while 8% foresaw the need to let people go.

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.

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.

Good employment prospects in Costa Rica

September 2008

Employers have a positive employment expectations until the end of the year; it has improved by two percentage point compared to the previous quarter.

This data comes from a survey on Employment Expectations by Manpower that was released this week.
"Of all the employers surveyed, 33% expect that their labor force will grow, 4% expect it to decrease, 61% expect no change and 2% have not made up their minds about their employment plans for October-December," the report said.

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