The 10 Most Sought After Jobs in El Salvador

Salvadoran firms require skilled labor, engineers and bilingual accounting professionals.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Marco Penado, general manager of Manpower El Salvador, said that human resources in need by businesses do not match with what the universities are producing.

Within the 10 most requested jobs there are:
- Skilled labor (carpenters, welders, electricians)
- Sales Agents
- Technicians (especially in technology)
- Engineers (all areas)
- Bilingual administrative-accounting staff
- Managers
- Motorists
- Mechanics
- Logistics personnel

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