Sustained Increase in Number of Self Employed
Monday, August 19, 2013
Although in recent months the increase sharpened, in Costa Rica the number of self employed people has been growing since 2008.
In Costa Rica last June the number of independent...
Businesmen Oppose Labor Code Reform
Thursday, August 15, 2013
The business sector in Costa Rica has withdrawn its support for the draft reform of the Labor Code, stating that it does not promote social peace in the country.
The employers, represented by the Costa Rican Union of...
Technical Training in Line with Market Requirements
Monday, August 12, 2013
In Costa Rica entrepreneurs are asking for technical education to be responsive to the actual demand of productive sectors.
Costa Rican businesses believe that in order to achieve...
Costa Rica: Employers Criticize Labor Law
Friday, August 9, 2013
Eleven business chambers are insisting that the reforms to the Labor Code incite illegal strikes.
Nacion.com reports: "The amendments were approved...
The Cost of Creating a Job Position
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
In Guatemala you have to invest an average of $10,000 to cover the costs needed for equipment, furniture, tools, training and administration.
It has been estimated that Guatemalan companies invest...
Panama's Weak Flanks: Education and Productivity
Thursday, August 1, 2013
In order to achieve continued economic growth, the country must improve its labor productivity through a modern and efficient educational system.
During a presentation by Apediana Economic Charter of...
Salaries in Panama
Friday, July 26, 2013
Transnational corporations pay average salaries of nearly $2000, while the average salary for Panamanians is $541.
An article in Prensa.com reports on a market study...
Salary Increases in Panama
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Remuneration paid in Wholesale Trading increased by 15.1% Retail Trade by 10.7%, Hotels and Restaurants by 10.2%, Manufacturing by 7.5% and Other Services by 1.8% .
The National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC),...
Panama: Lack of Staff in Cargo Agencies As Well
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
It is becoming increasingly difficult to get staff trained to work as freight brokers, which is causing delays in the commercial movements.
According to Daniel Isaza, president of the Logistics...