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Worker Shortage Leaves Panama with Little Choice But To Import Foreign Skilled Workers

Panama is experiencing a marked shortage of qualified personnel, and little by little, the measure is opening the way for foreign professionals to find employment.

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Original Article Text From Estrategia y Negocios via Google Translate :

Panama in search of more talent to Work

Panama is already a door to job opportunities for talent tico. The supply of jobs is increasing, while companies face greater difficulty finding the right people at home. Four in ten Panamanian businessmen have difficulty finding the quantity and quality of employees they crave.

“Panama is experiencing a marked shortage of qualified personnel, little by little the measure is open to professionals from all over the world to come. The attic is seen as a professional with good levels of education, especially in the knowledge of English and other languages, “said Jaime Bocanegra, manager of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting Panama.
The most requested areas of professional-grade minimum-degree are finance, international business, or any of the engineering.

The constant influx of service sector firms to Panama also opens the door to Costa Ricans. Primarily to work or taking calls in customer service.

However, there are two prerequisites, namely English, be professional and have experience in the area in which they work.

“This expansion occurs largely because the Government of Panama is very encouraging foreign investment, even has plans for those companies to install their corporate offices in the country may have certain special benefits,” said Ricardo Chaverri, manager of Manpower Panama.

In neighboring South working some 67 thousand foreigners, who work in service jobs and managerial positions, according to the census conducted in 2010 that Panama.

Outsiders who stay in this country come from 181 nations and in total there are 140 000, despite being born in other lands, Panama chose to live.

59% of migrants come from Colombia, China, United States, Nicaragua and Venezuela.

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