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 Post subject: Jobs for foreigners in Argentina
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 03:02 

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If you're thinking of coming to Argentina on a working holiday and getting a decent temporary job to finance your trip while you're here, then think again!

Unemployment is still quite high (though much better than it was a few years ago), so there are always plenty of eager workers to fill almost any vacancy and the strong competition for jobs means that salaries generally increase at a slower pace than inflation.

Many of the locals also have very good English skills so don't count on getting an easy job due to English being your native tongue.

You can still try for English teaching jobs or bar jobs but don't count on earning enough to support your living costs - if you're staying here temporarily then make sure you have plenty of savings to fall back on.

If you're moving here for the longer term then you've really only got two decent options - (1) start your own business or (2) aim for high profile jobs like upper management or consultancy roles - but don't expect anywhere near the pay you get overseas.

Starting a business here can be complex and time consuming so you'll need a few months of living costs saved up on top of all the business establishment costs like lawyers and accountant's fees, 12-24 months business rent paid in advance, etc. Still, since labour costs are generally low I think you've got better long term prospects starting a business than you have in getting a dayjob - unless of course you're one of the lucky few that is transferred into the country on a foreign assignment on an American or European salary...

Good luck!


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