In 2022, the government labor exchange placed 15,000 people.

The Minister of Labor, Rolando Castro, declared yesterday that last year 15,000 people were hired through the Employment Exchange of this State portfolio and that the goal for 2023 is to double that number.

“During the year 2022, our Employment Exchange alone placed 15,000 workers nationwide, 15,000 families that today have permanent income. This new year, the goal will be to double that amount. Help those who need it most,” the official published on his official account on the social network Twitter, after holding a meeting with the heads of employment at the institution on a national scale.

The minister confirmed that these formal employment figures are the result of job calls and “the good relations that the government has established with different productive sectors of private companies.”

As a result of the positive relationship between the government and the different productive sectors, according to data from the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (MTPS), between October 2020 and the same month in 2022, a total of 123,442 formal jobs will be created in the country.

The official data, already broken down, also reflects that as of October 2021, 68,446 jobs were generated, so the accumulated number increased to 906,253 jobs in the formal labor market. This increase represented an 8.17 percent increase compared to 2020.

According to the most recent report from the Ministry of Labor’s Labor Market Information System (Simel), the number of jobs created between October 2021 and the same month in 2022 was 54,996, bringing the total figure to 961,249, a 6.1% increase over the same period in 2021.

In this regard, the official stated that thanks to the mediation of President Nayib Bukele’s government, through the Ministry of Labor, before the private company, the country is close to one million formal jobs.

“About to reach one million formal workers in El Salvador (formal and permanent employment), this shows the correct employment route for President Nayib Bukele and the generation of favorable conditions in the country,” added the official, referring to the evolution that the generation of employment has had during the last two years of the government.

Minister Castro clarified that, among the jobs created by the various productive sectors between October 2020 and the same month in 2022, the Labor Migration Program sent over 3,000 Salvadorans to work in the United States and Canada. Neither are the temporary jobs generated for the end of the year.