CENTRAL AMERICA

EVERYBODY DESERVES A CHANCE

A STUDY ON MINORITIES IN THE LABOUR MARKET

The think-tanks Movimiento 300 from El Salvador, Ideas Lab from Costa Rica and Fundación Libertad from Panama as well as the Honduran Association of Industries collaborated on the study “Inclusive Employability and Gig Economy” on labour market access for minorities. The study has been supported by FNFs office in Central America.

“Models of digitization that contribute to overcome the digital gap as well as dual formation patterns have to be implemented to better prepare the very young Central American population for a successful job start”

Allan Ortiz, President of Guate Activa

Every individual has to have the opportunity to develop their potential and therewith increase their well-being. Consequently, the inclusion of minorities and vulnerable groups into the labour market is key. The study on Inclusive Employability and Gig Economy analyses the frameworks that curb this inclusion and presents concrete proposals to improve the conditions that will allow more people to find an adequate job, according to their preferences and abilities.

Opportunities of the gig economy: The pandemic has negatively affected the political and economic conditions related to employment, provoking restrictions at the expense of freedom and opportunities at the labour market. Being based on flexible job schemes that adapt to the needs of stakeholders, a gig economy model can foster better labour conditions that benefit workers as well as businesses and therefore take economic reactivation in Central America forward while protecting labour rights.

Inclusive Employability with Allan Ortiz

“Models of digitization that contribute to overcome the digital gap as well as dual formation patterns have to be implemented to better prepare the very young Central American population for a successful job start”, says Allan Ortiz, President of Guate Activa, an organization of the Guatemalan civil society that works to defend human rights and fosters development in Guatemala and Central America.

The right to work is universal and inalienable. When hiring a person no distinction of race, colour, genre, ethnic origin, age, language, religion, political opinion, national or social origin, disabilities or economic position is allowed. Only when tolerance prevails in a society, every individual gets equal opportunities to improve their well-being and life in freedom.

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