Panama Pacifico Creating More Jobs Than The Panama Canal
Monday, January 14 2013 @ 01:57 PM EST
Contributed by: Don Winner
About 8,000 jobs have been created by the 200 companies that have been established there, and by 2014 they expect this will surpass 12,000 jobs, more than currently produced by the Panama Canal, according to the general manager of Panama Pacifico, Olmedo Alfaro.
Alfaro said that about 100 companies a year are being recorded in the APP, which is why they will be able to achieve the figures stipulated.
He said they use a platform called "Panama Hires" - which has made it easy for Panamanians or foreigners with work permits to enter their resumes - and they can be reviewed by the companies interested in hiring.
Job seekers can enter their data through www.app.gob.pa or the www.panamaemplea.gob.pa page.
There, they can access information about job offers that are available, well as courses or job training opportunities that might be of interest.
"There is a staff that monitors the monthly movements of the companies who are seeking Panamanian labor, through the data entered by job seekers via the webpage," said Alfaro.
According to the APP, every month the companies study or access about 1,500 resumes of those Panamanians who have registered digitally, for their subsequent recruitment.
Training - In order to support the training of Panamanians, with respect to the requirements of the companies established in the Panama Pacific area, and knowing the limitations on academics, APP created a training center in conjunction with the National Institute of Vocational Training for Human Development (Inadeh), which trains students in English, logistics, warehouse management teams, technology and ethics. In addition, the center has simulated port equipment structures. (Panama America)