Thursday 21 January 2021

Commerce anticipates drought of temporary hires for the end of the year

Chamber of Commerce estimates that sales would barely be enough to give employees full days

QCOSTARICA – The Costa Rican commercial sector estimates a difficult situation for year-end retail sales and the traditional hiring of temporary help.

The Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce (CCCR) warned that in the surveys it always carries out on employment at this time of year, employers said they did not see hiring in the foreseeable future.

- Advertisement -

For its part, Walmart said that the payroll this year-end will not be expanded with temporary hires. At Universal, they have not yet decided on the issue.

Other chains, like Ekono and Aliss, said they will open jobs for this the season; Ekono announcing 350 positions, while Aliss estimated 80 temporary hires, such as sales consultants, cashiers, and drivers.

Supermarket chains, such as Auto Mercado and Megasúper agreed, separately, that they permanently keep receiving requests on their websites and hire when necessary.

Manpower, for its part, expects a fall of 11% in hiring for the last quarter of the year (October-December).

- Advertisement -

Alonso Elizondo, executive director of the CCCR, explained that at this of year some between 3,000 to 11,000 temporary are created.

For this 2020, Elizondo continued, employers argued that the seasonal increase in sales will barely be enough to return workers from part-time to full-time and to bring back some with suspended employment contracts.

Impact

The Manpower Employment Expectations Survey the forecast of a 11% drop in hiring for the last quarter, is nevertheless less than the 28% drop registered for the July-September quarter.

However, it is far from the expectations of the + 9% registered for the October-December quarter of last year, despite the fact that the commercial sector had already been impacted at that time.

 

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Cuba intends to have its vaccine against covid-19 ready in 2021

TODAY CUBA – Havana. It’s a gamble that may sound crazy,...

MOST READ

New criteria for calculating VAT in outsourcing services could raise costs

Businesses that outsource services must collect the VAT (Value Added Tax) from their clients on the total amount of the service and not only...

Current account balances in colones fell at the end of 2020, but in dollars it remained on the rise

QCOSTARICA - Towards the end of 2020, the balance of bank accounts in colones in the financial system fell a little, after an atypical...

In Costa Rica we also have violent groups and angry Trumpists

QCOSTARICA - This week millions will watch the transfer of powers in the United States with one question on their minds: What to do...

Ana de Armas dumps Ben Affleck

Q MAGAZINE - Ben Affleck is single again after Ana de Armas broker off their relationship reported People. "Ben is no longer dating Ana," the...

Pfizer will reduce the deliveries of its covid-19 vaccines to adjust production process

QCOSTARICA - The American drugmaker, Pfizer, said in a statement on Friday that reduced deliveries were a temporary issue, affected by changes to its...

Costa Rica’s tallest building in Costa Rica towers over the National Stadium

At 140 meters height, the tallest building in Costa Rica, the new Leumi Business Center building (under construction), towers over the Estadio Nacional (National...

Covid-19: Private labs will test anyone who travels to countries that require testing

QCOSTARICA - The Minister of Tourism, Gustavo Seguro, announced this Tuesday afternoon an agreement for private laboratories to help in conducting covid-19 tests for...

Blue Monday: don’t be defeated by the saddest day of the year

Is it possible that each year has a particularly sad day? The saddest of all? Of that a date on the calendar can define...

Dog walking the beach in Santa Teresa

Dog walking the beach in Santa Teresa Beach, Puntarenas, Costa Rica Photo by Ricardo Arce via Unsplash.

Want to stay up to date with the latest?

We would love to hear from you! Please fill in your details and get updates daily in your mailbox. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.