Formal employment declines in Venezuela
Generation of jobs concentrates in the tertiary sector, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the International Labor Organization (ILO) reported
In the joint ECLAC-ILO report entitled "The Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean," Venezuela ranks among the nations reporting a clear deceleration in the generation of jobs in general and, more specifically, in the formal sector.
Nevertheless, the report shows a slight trend towards more favorable results as it outlines that although the inter-annual variation of Venezuela's employment rate has been negative in the first two quarters of 2012, said rate was lower in the second quarter (0.1 percentage points) than in the first quarter (0.6 percentage points).
In general terms, the generation of employment concentrates in the tertiary sector.
In the case of Venezuela, the generation of jobs was directly related to communal, social, and personal services.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
María Fernanda Astudillo is a store analyst for Alimentos Polar working at the company's facilities in La Yaguara. At only 23 years of age, she has made a career in that company where she has worked for the last six years. Now, besides her responsibilities, which include overseeing shipping/receiving and warehousing of goods, she is taking part in the roundtable discussions among the other companies operating in the La Yaguara industrial park, the Government and the workers exploring possible ways of coping with the order to expropriate the land.