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Panama Canal widening triggers doubling of job applications

Employment & Jobs The number of job applications sent to the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) had doubled to 5,200 a month since April 24, when Panamanian President Martin Torrijos announced the Canal widening project, the ACP said on Tuesday. Ana Maria de Chiquilani, the ACP's human resources director, said most applications had come from electricians, drivers, welders and cablemen. She said there were also significant numbers of applications from civil engineers, technicians and computer specialists of various grades. The ACP has currently received more than 62,000 applications, more than 32,200 of which meet the job specifications. At present, the canal project mostly needs temporary workers, welders, riggers, mechanics, cablemen and assemblers. The ACP will choose and recruit staff in line with the organizations' needs and the progress of the canal widening project, the director added. Panama is set to hold a public referendum in October on a 5.25-billion-dollar plan to enlarge the canal to accommodate new, super-large cargo ships. Some 13,000 ships pass the 77-km canal a year, 5 percent of the global maritime market. Source: Xinhua
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Panama Canal widening triggers doubling of job applications
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, October 06 2006 @ 02:56 PM UTC

I am a structrual welder, pressure pipe welder, and a CWB Level 1 welding inspector from Canada with certificationsin all of the above with the Alberta Boilers Branch and The Canadian Welding Bureau. I have been in the welding industry for more than 30 years. I am interested in employment the inspection field in the expansion of the Panamal Canal. Does anyone know what website I can go to and submit my resume?

Panama Canal widening triggers doubling of job applications
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, October 13 2008 @ 07:12 AM UTC

Dear Don,
My name is Daniel Filgueiras. I am Uruguayan born, married to a Panamanian and brought up in Australia. We are currently planning to return to Panama and I am seeking employment. I am a Fitter and Turner with rigging and welding experience. I am currently a leading Hand Maintenance Fitter with supervisory experience with a local Maintenance firm servicing the steel industry. Thus why your article caught my eye. My wife and I return to Panama every year and this year in conjunction with the Panama Canal being widened I would love to obtain employment with a construction contractor company. I speak Spanish and English fluently keen, safety conscious and industrious. Can you help?
Thanks, Daniel