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Too Many Jobs, Not Enough Workers

It is estimated that between 2015 and 2020, Panama will need to hire around 68,000 employees with technical specialties, and the logistics sector will be the leader in the demand.

Monday, April 16, 2018

According to a labor market study carried out by the Ministry of Labor and Labor Development (Mitradel), estimates for from demand companies for technical personnel is high, with the logistics, industry, tourism, agriculture and construction sectors being those that most need staff with these capabilities. 

The General Director of Labor at Mitradel, Judith Aparicio, explained to Elcapitalfinanciero.com that " ... the reality of the country is that 58% of Panamanian companies fail to fill the vacancies they need in a satisfactory manner." 

"... The logistics sector leads the demand for technical jobs in Panama, which according to Mitradel's estimates, between 2015 and 2020 required 35,507 contracts. It is followed by the industry sector, which required 26,819 technical jobs in the same period, and the tourism sector, which in these five years needed to fill 4,113 vacancies and agriculture, with 3,203."

Lack of personal skills or soft skills, is also a problem in the country. Aparició added that " ... companies are not managing to get personnel with soft skills, that is to say, with values such as discipline and honesty, for example."

 

https://www.centralamericadata.com/en/article/main/Technical_Manpower_is_Still_Insufficient

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