MITRADEL Job Fair - Saturday 22 September 2012
Thursday, September 13 2012 @ 11:36 AM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Editor's Comment: The employment situation in Panama is not getting any better, from the point of view of the companies who are trying to fill these positions. The people who are showing up to these "Fairs" and other promotions are almost all already working. Practically none of them are either new graduates or unemployed. So, they are mostly just looking for better positions with more pay, benefits, improved working conditions, closer to home, etc. Panama needs more warm bodies to meet the demand for labor, and it's not getting them. Unemployment is now practically zero - and anyone who wants to work, can. Of course there are pockets of unemployment and poverty, mostly in the remote areas in the mountains, because those people choose to live in areas where there are no jobs.