The Chamber of Knowledge Companies (Argencon) published a study that recorded an increase of 21%. but that neighboring country had 53%
argenconThe chamber, which brings together knowledge companies in the country, released its customary report on Wednesday, in which it however highlighted Area to grow to record level in 2022, Uruguay doubles average for area Based on the Albiceleste talent.
Thus, they set off the alarm about fragile local macroeconomic situation -In particular, exchange rate distortion- which not only scares away firms operating in the country, but also prevents companies from competing in talent retention.
Knowledge industry: how far has it developed in Argentina
According to the Argeneconomics report, 2022 was set to be a year of widespread macroeconomic turbulence.
Although Knowledge economy achieved exports of US$7,834 millionHistorical record of the series that has been counted since 2000. Thus, it generated a 21.1% growth, second only to Brazil (+21.7%) in the region, which grew by an average of 19.3%.
one of the total The third corresponds to computer services, Furthermore, the institution highlighted that, unlike the seasonality of agriculture or other industries, the knowledge sector shows a Stable and growing performance.
Luis Galeazzi, executive director of Argencon, confirmed during the presentation that “the global economic crisis is slowing down the growth of the whole economy”, but Local knowledge industry grew above the global average of 5.4%,
Furthermore, he remarked that Latin America is leading global progress at a time when “business flows remain countries that are very close (near) or is the general geopolitical situation (Friendshoring). It makes them more selective.”
In this he qualified “Brutal” that it has risen 53.6% and what was the recipe of the neighboring country,
“Are Resources that are in Uruguay, but talents in Argentina, This is the famous brain drain. Uruguay exports 30% of what Argentina exports with 10% of population: it is not an increase on its own resources, but on imported resources and the first supplier is Argentina”, he warned.
At this point, he remarked that the government of Uruguay had ” Official attraction program for companies to export from there, They have a strategy for more than 10 years.”
“The The main victims are Argentine companies, Our country has not finished recognizing that opportunity and we are not defending ourselves. it’s serious because The diversity of talent in Argentina is probably the best in the region“, Complete.
In addition, he insisted that last year he made 23,000 new positions and the number of registered workers in the industry exceeded 481,000Close to 7% of total private employment.
Knowledge Industry: Key Constraints
The report describes what is the main obstacle to the explosion of the knowledge industry: the currency gap,
According to Argencon, the macroeconomic outlook forces Argentine professionals to work abroad and companies suffer
According to Galeazzi, “This affects the cost of operation: a A programmer’s salary for an executive, in dollars, at the end of the year can be 30% higher than at the beginning, When a businessman does not know what it will cost him when he has to bid abroad”.
“There are also specific issues: the knowledge economy law that was voted on and amended, we have to go back to one consensus law“, she claimed.
The manager also cited the governance Monotech. “It exists because the exchange rate differential exists. It’s a law that creates wage distortion: A company can’t enter the dollar amount a freelancer can earn, because it enters the currencies at half the value,” he said.
In addition, he commented that this regime “encourages a company in Argentina to have the opportunity to go abroad. It wants to be a solution and it is not enough to do so: it threatens an ecosystem”. , undermines business creation, The smaller the firm, the more complex it is to confront the tech monotribute.”
For his part, Argencon President Sebastien Mocoria said that “the solution would be a equal rule for all, We are in favor of individual work as a freelancer who is also a member of the ecosystem, but on equal terms.”
“The Argentina remains a strong player in the knowledge economy, It’s good to know what we are, but it’s a far cry from what we could be”, he concluded.
Knowledge Industry: 100 Technological Cities in Argentina
Amidst proposals to promote the development of the sector and continue the development of talent and companies, from Argencon they launched a Project to make 107 technology cities across the country,
“There’s a strong federal growth and teleworking allows you to work from anywhere in the country and there’s a lot of interest. They’re looking for repeat tandil formatGalliazzi said.
Project leader at Argencon, Victoria Penaka, confirmed that “the Companies are trying to meet the talent shortage todayespecially seniors, because although initiatives are taken to produce talent, they do so to produce a talent early professional,
“There are companies that have their With the initiative of the internal university or other universities, For example, companies through the Chamber and the government work together to develop that talent at a particular level. focusing heavily on secondary and higher university and tertiary levelsWhich can rapidly generate talent”, he concluded.
Galeazzi confirmed that it was “a full employment sector“There is an “overflow” from the big cities to those of the interior to look for more talent. Córdoba, Bariloche, are very interesting poles”.
“We have 107 cities that can repeat tandil eventWhat are they 10 million people, between medium cities 50,000 and 150,000 residents, There has to be communication between government, companies and universities,” he closed.