Argentine mining employment set a new all-time high

Argentine mining employment set a new all-time high

He mining employment in Argentina reached the figure of 37,850 jobs during the month of January 2023which represents a growth of 7.9% compared to January 2022. This type of employment has been recording all-time highs, especially in lithiumbeing the industry that generated the most work in this sector, according to the Secretary of Mining, Fernanda Ávila.

“Argentine mining employment set a new maximum in January 2023”highlighted the statement from the Secretariat in charge of Ávila released this Saturday, noting that in the first month of the year employment in the mining activity reached 37,850 jobs, which represents a growth of 7.9% compared to January 2022.

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“Mining activity is intensive in demand for employmentmainly in regions far from the large urban centers,” Ávila remarked, adding: “As indicated by Sergio Massa, we seek to strengthen and promote the development of mining, always with a focus on adding value to the territory and that generates employment in the communities where it is inserted.”

“It is important to highlight that this growth has also been driven by the job creation for women in the sector, which has reached 4,123 jobswhich represents a 25.7% year-on-year increase“, the statement stressed.

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The particular boost of lithium

The lithium mining had a 68% year-on-year growthwhich led to the creation of 1,492 new jobs and indeed it is the industry that generated the most employment within the mining sector in the Argentina.

According to the official report, this growth had a positive impact in the northwestern provinces of the country, as Salta, Jujuy and Catamarcawhere they were registered significant increases in mining employment.

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jumpFor example, reached 4,196 mining jobswhich represents a year-on-year growth of 41.3%while Jujuy totaled 3,306 mining jobs, with an increase of 32.2% year-on-year. Catamarcafor his part, registered a 22.5% increasereaching the 2,205 mining jobs.

Currently the provinces of Salta, Catamarca and Jujuy count on six lithium projects under constructionwhich are added to the two projects that are currently in production and expanding its productive capacity.

Source: Ambito

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