Job hunting

Where to look for a job in Argentina

There are several places to look for a job in Argentina. However, wages are low compared to Europe and the US.

If you are willing to work for Argentinean wages you do have the chance to find a job in Argentina if you have useful skills. To get you started, we have gathered some resources.

Multinationals and International Organizations: If working for an Argentinean wage is not what you are looking for, it is best you contact multinationals that have operations in Argentina. US, French and Spanish companies are particularly well represented in Argentina. You can also opt for working for an NGO as Argentina is host to several NGOs and aid agencies. If you are looking for new experiences, consider getting in contact with them to see if they have any opportunities. The department of Foreign Affairs of your home country might supply you with a list of NGO’s from your country.

Newspapers & Magazines: In newspapers like La Nación and El Clarín, jobs are posted in the classifieds sections. These classifieds are both published in the newspaper and available online. There are several expat newspapers in Argentina you can try, such as the Buenos Aires Herald. Jobs in Argentina are not only found in the Argentinean media. Looking at foreign newspapers like Le Monde and Le Figaro (France) and Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung (Germany) sometimes carry job openings for Argentina.

Internet: Several online recruitment agencies are active in Argentina, for example Bumeran. Online recruitment sites allow you to search the database and post your resume.

Speculative applications: Speculative applications by mail as and Internet are common practice in Argentina. Before applying, find out who to write to in the target company as this will increase you chances of being considered properly. This method can be successful especially when looking for student internships or when applying for a job as a teacher in a language school. Bear in mind though that most internships will not be paid.

Chambers of Commerce: National Chambers of Commerce in Argentina like the German and French Chambers, often provide lists with companies from the home country that are active in Argentina. With these lists you can start sending speculative applications. Some national chambers of commerce in Argentina also offer the possibility to register your CV with them.

Recruitment Offices: Private recruitment agencies are listed in the yellow pages. Some of them are specialised in recruitment for short-term employment. Many of the recruitment offices are internationally known companies such as Adecco, Manpower and Sesa Select (owned by Vedior). Depending on your profile, you will probably not want to rely on an agency and have a better chance when taking a more proactive approach by contacting companies directly.

Labour Offices (Bolsa de Trabajo & Oficinas de Empleo): Labour offices are meant as a meeting place for those looking for work and employers. Labour offices work on a not-for-profit basis. A database with companies and job openings is kept at the offices. In Argentina, Bolsas de trabajo for disabled people are also found. Labour offices in Argentina are owned by the Government.

Language Schools: Language schools sometimes offer the opportunity of voluntary work or internships for foreigners. The language school charges a fee for this intermediary service. For more information take a look at the language schools in our Business Directory.

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  • Jenny March, 30 October 2009 Reply

    Buenos Aires Herald is NOT an expat newspaper!

    I have to correct this error, having written for the Buenos Aires Herald since 1999, I have to tell you that the Bs AS Herald si NOT an expat newspaper, it is an Argentine newspaper (it currently belongs to Ambito Financiero group) and is in the English Language, since it was founded in 1876 by an Anglo-Argentine (Scottish-Argentine, actually) as a shipping bulletin. It later expanded into a fully fledged, daily newspaper and is one of the oldest newspapers in Argentina together with La Prensa.