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61. Foreign Service Officer Test at US Embassy in ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received this morning via email: "US Department of State, Careers Representing America - U.S. Department of State Invites you to take action. Your career starts by visiting our website at www.careers.state.gov where you can explore who we are, what we're about, and more. It's ...

62. Local Talent Lacking To Fill Newly Created Jobs
The growth of the Panamanian economy and labor market is a fact, and there are serious problems getting local talent to fill the vacancies being generated by the economic development. That is the general conclusion reached by the participants of the forum "Education: Pilar for the labor market," organized by ...

63. Government Will Install Minimum Wage Commission on 6 ...
Panama's Labor Minister Alma Cortez said the National Commission on the Minimum Wage will be installed on Monday, 6 June 2011. She recalled that the adoption of Law 30 of 2010 gives a space at the table to CONUSI. Cortes said she hopes in the future space will also be ...

64. Unemployment in Panama At 5.6% - Lowest Rate ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - This morning Roberto Henriquez, Panama's Minister of Economy and Finance, sent via his Twitter account - "Unemployment in Panama is at 5.6%, the lowest rate in 45 years. Together we will resolve the problems of health and education." The unemployment rate in Panama continues ...

65. 42,366 New Jobs in Panama - Thus Far ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - The Contract Analysis section of the Ministry of Labor in Panama registered 8,815 new labor contracts between 1 to 15 March 2010. Of those new employment contracts, 6,811 were men and 2,004 were women. Of the total, 3,559 are for a specific or defined ...

66. More Foreigners Looking For Work In Panama
The foreign population in Panama is increasing. Outsiders see the country as a safe route to employment. One example is the 15% increase in approved work permits for workers of other nationalities in the first five months of 2012. This upward trend of migration is displacing Panamanian workers who are ...

67. The World Bank Grants Panama A Loan Of ...
The World Bank (WB) today announced the granting of a loan of $100 million to the Government of Panama to improve revenue and fiscal management, transparency and efficiency of social programs. In a statement, the Bank said that this loan is the second in a planned series of three credits ...

68. Martinelli Begs Spaniards To Come To Panama To ...
The president of Panama, Ricardo Martinelli, on Wednesday encouraged Spaniards to come to Panama to work because there is "full employment." A note from Europress adds that Martinelli said "but Panama lacks skilled manpower for the many infrastructure projects the government is undertaking, plus the expansion of the Panama Canal." ...

69. Labor Ministry Will Be Holding Yet Another Series ...
On 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 ...

70. Government Will Limit Recruitment of Foreign Labor
By: Kathyria Caicedo for Telemetro Reporta - The recruitment of foreign labor is an issue of concern to the authorities, according to Labor Minister Alma Cortés, especially when there are many companies exceeding legal limits. Cortés is considering meeting with business executives from companies such as Odebretch as Copa Airlines, ...

71. About 20,000 To Take Advantage of "My First ...
Panama America - On Monday, 10 August 2009, Panama's Labor Ministry will hold the official launch of their now "My First Job" program. This program is targeted towards young workers between the ages of 18 to 29. The program aims to benefit 20,000 young workers who are active job seekers, ...

72. Layoffs Expected In Response To Minimum Wage Increase
With the increase to the minimum wage of between 15% to 18%, agricultural producers and entrepreneurs predict they will have to implement staff reductions in order to cope with the higher wages they will have to start paying their workers on 1 January 2012. Virgilio Saldaña, president of the Manufacturers ...

73. Our fear to compete
By Jaime Raúl Molina for Panama-Guide.com - We in Panama have a series of artificial barriers created by legislative action, that make it extremely difficult for businesses in the country to hire the services of highly qualified foreign employees. This, instead of benefitting Panamanian workers as is the declared intention, ...

74. J’can’s to work on the Panama Canal
Skilled employees within the shipping industry could soon be participating in the expansion of the Panama Canal. On Wednesday, Labour and Social Security Minister, Pearnel Charles agreed to support the Joint Industrial Council for the Port of Kingston to recruit an existing pool of port workers for the project. The ...

75. No, I Still Can't Help You Get A ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received today via email: "Where may I find information regarding the companies currently building the new canal. I manage highway construction projects in California and would like to work and be part of the New Panama Canal. I was born in Guatemala City, lived ...

76. I Get These Kinds Of Requests All The ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I receive these kinds of requests all the time, like this one that came in via email today: "I was glad to find your web site , a friend told me they are needing welders and heavy eqpt. operators to work on the canal ...

77. Workers Unions Will File A Complaint Against Executive ...
Labor Minister Alma Cortez acknowledged an error occurred when the new minimum wage was established for workers in the wholesale and retail industries, but she said the error was later corrected through Executive Order 241, which established the correct minimum payment for these workers. Executive Order 240 established that the ...

78. Labor Ministry Issues Warnings To Those Not Paying ...
The Ministry of Labor and Workforce Development (Mitradel) warned on Wednesday, June 6 that "progressive fines will be imposed in addition to other compulsive and coercive measures in order to make possible the fulfillment of back pay" of the minimum wage, in force in Panama since 2012. Labor Minister Alma ...

79. 22% Of Companies Plan To Hire More Workers ...
About 22% of businesses in Panama plan to hire more workers during the third quarter of 2010, according to an "Employment Outlook Survey" conducted by Manpower of Panama. When asked: "Do you anticipate a change to your organizations labor force for the next quarter?" - Of the 620 companies that ...

80. Consulting Position
I have been bringing clients to Panama for the past year who are interested in purchasing real estate in Panama. I have over 20 years experience in real estate and project management. I am not ready to move to Panama yet but would like to know how to find consulting ...

81. Panama Will Install Commission On Minumum Wage
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - On 17 August 2009, a special Minimum Wage Commission, nominated by Panama's President Ricardo Martinelli through Executive Order Number 48 of 4 August 2009, will be installed according to a press release from Panama's Labor Minister Alma Cortés. The commission will be comprised of ...

82. MITRADEL Job Fair on Thursday
The next job fair will be held on Thursday 31 May at the Carlos A. Mendoza School in the area of Belisario Porras, district of San Miguelito, where more than 1,500 vacancies are available for immediate employment in various economic activities, according to the Ministry of Labor and Workforce Development ...

83. Almost 200,000 People Work For The Government of ...
The cumulative gross total paid to government employees in Panama from January through October 2012 came to a total of $1.771 billion dollars, up 10% compared to the same period last year, according to the Comptroller. This amount is comparable to the investment made ​​by the State to build Line ...

84. Metro Bus Drivers To Get A $100 Per ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - The government of Panama has finally been forced to take the gloves off when it comes to their efforts to hire more drivers for the ever expanding Metro Bus public transportation system. Starting in February 2012, Metro Bus drivers will receive a monthly base ...

85. Unemployment rises to 6.6% in Panama
PANAMA (AFP). The jobless rate reached 6.6% in Panama in August, one percentage point increase over the same month last year, according to the Comptroller. According to the Household Survey conducted by the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses, "the overall unemployment rate rose from 5.6% in August 2008, to ...

86. More Than 55,000 Work Contracts Registered With The ...
The number of work contracts registered by employers at the end of February this year at the Ministry of Labor and Workforce Development (Mitradel) represented a decrease of 4.67% less than last year, with 55,767 registered in the period indicated. The data, highlighted in a report by the Economic Analysis ...

87. 58% Of Panamanian Businesses Reporting Shortage Of Skilled ...
There are many people who complain about the lack of work at the national level; however, for some employers, the shortage of talent in the labor field is greater this year than last year. (more) You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in to their user ...

88. Talks Resume Between Ports Workers and Ministry of ...
Results are expected. At 2:00 pm talks between the employees of the Panama Ports Company and the Ministry of Labor will begin, during which they are expected to reach an agreement. According to Labor Minister Alma Cortez, so far in the talks they have reached an agreement on six of ...

89. Looking For Funds To Pay For Public Sector ...
.autotagframe1 { float:right; padding:5px; width:210px; border: silver solid; border-width: 1px; text-align:center; } The government of Panama has promised an increase in the minimum wage for public employees Panama's Minister of Economy and Finance Frank De Lima announced in January 2012 there would be a new minimum wage for the public ...

90. Business Sector Proposes 15% Minimum Wage Increase
By Chris Yee for El Siglo - After long hours of discussion, the National Council of Private Enterprise (CONEP) proposed an increase to 15% the minimum wage. The increases could range from $ 6.30 to $ 41.50 per month. Business leaders presented numbers that could take effect starting in 2010, ...