Manpower holds regional employment fair

The human resources consulting firm Manpower will hold its first regional employment fair April 24-26. It hopes to fill 400 vacancies for technicians and professionals for its local and international clients.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Participating countries include Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and the Dominican Republica. The fair will take place simultaneously in the Manpower offices of the seven countries.
Candidates sought range from technicians to professionals, mainly in engineering, administration, marketing, auditing, telecommunications, sales, information and network specialists, promotors, receptionists, machine operators and accountants, preferably bilingual.
The largest number of vacancies to be filled are in the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Honduras.

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