During the first day of the 57th Colloquium, the Institute for Business Development of Argentina (IDEA) presented three proposals to promote long-term work and growth in Argentina, with the aim of generating quality work and creating new opportunities for employees. younger.
In the panel “The great Argentine challenge: generating employment”, the economist Santiago Bulat presented the report developed by the IDEA economics team called “The Argentine labor map.”
The document analyzes the current employment scenario in Argentina with a formal private sector that has contracted in recent years, while there has been an increase in informality, self-employment and public employment. In turn, its impact on social indicators and the edges of current labor legislation that hinder job growth in the country was analyzed.
These are some of the data in the report:
– In the private sector there is little formal employment. Only two out of every 10 Argentines are of working age.
– 24% of registered workers correspond to public employment.
-Unemployed: 1.8 million people.
-33% informality of the economically active population
-54% of children in our country today live below the poverty line.
-90% increase in assistance since 2008.
For this, IDEA developed three proposals to work with all sectors and promote this agenda. First, the creation of an emergency labor regime that rapidly fosters the creation of new jobs and encourages formalization. This new labor regime includes: temporary bonuses in employer burdens favoring young employment, a new temporary scheme for severance that preserves compensation and certainty at the cost of termination of the employment relationship.
Second, move towards the federalization of the Compulsory Labor Conciliation Service, the reform of the labor fines regime that discourages the trial industry and the modernization of collective bargaining agreements to promote productivity improvements.
Finally, in order to respond to the demands of the new labor market, the third proposal focuses on adapting to the new demands of the labor market that facilitate labor insertion, the improvement of self-employment through a reformulation of the monotax and the creation of a new labor figure that grant greater rights to the worker; and, the formalization of workers in the popular economy through the recognition of their activities.
“The most pressing problem that Argentina has is the lack of job creation. With the potential it is not enough. We need to regain confidence in order to collectively generate the decisions that are needed. They are the decisions that build the future. How do you start building trust? At IDEA we believe that with plural encounters like this one, and that we have to agree on minimal consensus; discuss the structural issues that we must reach, ”concluded Santiago Bulat.