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Friday, September 21 2018 @ 08:02 PM UTC

130 Companies Offering 27,000 Vacancies At Job Fair Today

Employment & JobsOver 27,000 vacancies are being offered today, Saturday, at the job fair organized by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development which takes place at the Arena Roberto Duran.

The Show hours will be from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, and about 130 companies from around the country will participate and provide labor positions in different areas.

Those interested in the vacancies should submit their resume, a photocopy of their identity card, previous job references, food handler card, and a copy of their driver's license if they have one.

At the fair there will also be an exhibition of food products for people to buy at affordable prices.

On 29 September Mitradel will organize another job fair at the José Guardia Vega school in Colon, and the José Daniel Crespo school in the city of Chitre, Herrera province. (Telemetro)

Editor's Comment: So, if 130 companies are trying to fill 27,000 vacancies, that's an average of 207 jobs per company. The underlying fundamental manpower shortage continues in Panama. There are more jobs available than people to fill them. Sooner or later, something has to give. I have come to the conclusion that the government of Panama wants to keep this shortage in effect. The increasingly intense competition for skilled employees creates an upward pressure on wages, as employees are forced to cannibalize employees from their competitors, in order to obtain the labor force they need to get the work done. This means employees will make more money across the board. However it's a dangerous strategy because it's flirting with inflation, which can be crippling in the long term.

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