Contributed by: Don WinnerOn 22 September 2012, the Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MITRADEL) will hold a job fair, with more than 100 participating companies. The fair will be at the Roberto Duran Arena from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. MITRADEL invited those who are interested to bring their resumes, and there will be vacancies available in different career fields. Engineering, banks and finance, call centers, and general assistant are some of the areas where vacancies will be announced.
Omar Peralta, head of Employment at the Mitradel announced that next week they will also be holding job fairs at the José Guardia Vega school in Colon, and at the José Guardia Vega in the town of Chitré, province of Herrera, with more than 1,000 vacancies being announced by approximately 150 companies. (Telemetro)
Editor's Comment: I've seen the announcements for these job fairs, but I never seen any feedback as to results or the success of the efforts. It seems to me that the companies in Panama have gone beyond scraping the bottom of the barrel. They are already actively committing acts of economic cannibalism, stealing good employees from one company to another with promises of better pay, benefits, and working conditions. I wonder how long the Panamanian economy can continue to grow with insufficient workforce.