Abinader says all jobs have been recovered
Madrid.- The president of the Dominican Republic, Luis Abinader, said Tuesday that the country has recovered all the jobs that were lost during the pandemic and 40,000 new ones have been created.
“We have recovered 40,000 more jobs than we had before the pandemic. It is important to go to the opening of a hotel and see all those Dominicans who got their jobs back,” Abinader said in a brief speech at the Road Show of the Ministry of Tourism, prior to the start of Fitur.
Abinader received recognition from Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), for his support of the sector.
This is good news. Yet, wonder how many of the recovered jobs are below the pre-pandemic salary levels.
So if this is correct number than we are still 120K jobs less than we should it had at this time since the economy used to add 80K new jobs per year.
That is odd, as I am down 3 employees that I have no need to rehire. I know of 2 major tour companies that have been around for decades that are out of business. So….where were the jobs recovered?