The gender pay gap in Argentina is significant; based on recent studies, women earn roughly 27% less than their male counterparts while representing more than double the number of men in lower-income positions. This is despite the fact that the market has legislation in place that mandates equal pay for equal work regardless of gender.
Although a large portion of the workforce is emerging, organizations are beginning to relax long- standing recruitment preferences for younger talent. Companies are placing a higher value on experience and tenured workers who are being recognized for greater commitment to not only the work but also for loyalty to employers. More product design, customer service and other post-sales jobs are being filled by experienced workers over 40 years old. While older workers often require more training on new technologies, they also provide employers with higher retention rates and minimize accelerated turnover that can disrupt productivity.
Migration policy is expected to become more regulated with further restrictions on immigration into the market by anyone convicted of a crime and more swift deportation of migrants accused of breaking Argentinian laws while in the market, even if they have not been convicted. Coupled with increasing focus on skills development and English proficiency in high-growth areas, Argentina is making strides to develop the workforce its employers require.