Even between January and June of this year there was one Release staff employed by temporary employment agencies, this is mainly explained in seasonal terms, according to industry sources.
The INDEC report on the development of temporary work in the first half shows that the first month of 2018 was closed with 55,006 temporary agency employees, while in June the figure dropped to 48,380. "This behavior in the market is common, a product of increasing demand for temporary workers during summer periods and harvest, "explains Ricardo Wachowicz, President of the Argentinian Federation of Temporary Employees (FAETT) and Bayton Group.
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In turn, the year's comparison shifts between June 2017 and June 2018 a small fall in the number of temporary employees: from 49,611 to 43,380.
Despite the recessive context and increase in unemployment (reaching 9.6% in the second quarter, 5 tenths above the previous survey), expects temporary employment to continue at current levels "even more if we believe that the forecast for hiring temporary employees anticipates the development of the economy," said Wachowicz.
Temporary agency staff accounted for 0.77% of the total number of formal private jobs in the second quarter, which amounted to 6 211 000 workers, according to information from the then Labor Department.
60% of temporary employment is concentrated in the city of Buenos Aires and Greater Buenos Aires.
In terms of geographical distribution, the INDEC report shows a clear one concentration of temporary workers in the city of Buenos Aires and Greater Buenos Aires: almost 60% of the temporary workers work in these places, while the province of Córdoba has 6.2%, Santa Fe 8.5% and Mendoza 3.9% of the total.
The sociodemographic factor
Temporary employment mainly affects the employment of young people. The report reports that 69.4% of these workers are younger than 30 years old; 24.4% are workers between 31 and 45 years and 6.1% are over 45 years old.
According to a survey of experts from partner companies in FAETT, for 7 out of 10 respondents, young people are interested in temporary proposals based on: the opportunity to balance your studies with a part-time job (60%), the benefits of formal and registered employment (20%), the ability to acquire work experience (10%) and the financial contribution from an occupation related to dependency (10%).
As regards the gender composition, 73.1% of the unemployed workers are men and 26.9% are women. "This is due to the type of task typically developed by temporary employees in Argentina, there industrial operators advise", Underlines Wachowicz.
According to the INDEC report, the segmentation relative to the level of education achieved indicates that 63.8% of temporary workers have full-time education. 8.9% completed college or university education and 4.6% completed university education. The remaining 13.3% have incomplete secondary education.
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