Uruguay: Significant shortage of skilled workers for near and long term

Posted on January 31, 2012 • Filed under: Business, Labor Issues, Uruguay

The Uruguayan government for flexible migration policies to attract foreign and Uruguayan foreign skilled workers, with low unemployment, shortage of trained manpower and the provision of generating over 20,000 jobs this year, said yesterday Labour Minister Eduardo Brenta.
“Uruguay this year projected GDP growth at around 4%, this means a generation of 25,000 new jobs over the course of the year in various sectors of economic activity,” said Brent.
“One element that concerns us is that Uruguay is located in the unemployment rate lowest in its history, last year’s average was 6.2% and the latter rate was 5.5%,” he said.
“Uruguay has about 95,000 people unemployed and this presents a scenario of growth in economic activity as a significant challenge the qualifications required for these 25,000 jobs is not necessarily consistent with the human resources of the workers who still have not managed employment, “he said. Read Article

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