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The Best Companies to Work for In Latin America

The social network specialized in the business world, Linkedin, recently released a list of the best companies to work for in Latin America.

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LatinAmerican Post | Santiago Gómez Hernández

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When choosing the companies where you want to work, there are several aspects that can be influential. One of these is the ability to drive long-term professional success. Precisely, LinkedIn, the social network specialized in companies and working life, released a list of the best companies to work for in Latin America, according to their support for employees.

The listing was made in several countries such as Germany, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Spain, United States, Philippines, France, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Singapore, South Africa, and Switzerland.

Additionally, corporations from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico were also highlighted, representing the Latin labor market. These were the 3 companies that most promote the long-term professional success of their employees in these Latin American countries:

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Mexico

IBM

This information technology and services company ranked first in Mexico. With 8,910 employees in the country and almost 58,000 worldwide, its headquarters in Guadalajara is emerging as the company that most supports its employees in professional growth.

Femsa

The food giant, which produces Coca-Cola and controls OXXO mini-markets, ranks second in Mexico. With 241,000 employees in Mexico, and with its headquarters in Monterrey, it is in second place in the country. Among its initiatives, the hiring of refugees for its OXXO stores stands out.

Ford Motor Company

The Mexican podium is closed by the automaker that has more than 11,000 employees in Mexico City, Naucalpan de Juárez, and Hermosillo.

Argentina

Accenture

The services and technology company with more than 674,000 employees worldwide, is ranked first in Argentina. According to LinkedIn, Accenture provided more than 31 million hours of training for its employees and had more than 120,000 promotions within the company.

Free market

The monster of digital purchases and sales in Latin America is the second-best company in supporting the job growth of its employees in Argentina. In 2021, the company began an Emotional Health Mapping for its employees and increased its offer of yoga, gymnastics, and psychological care.

IMB

It not only ranks first in Mexico but is also third in Argentina. This shows that its favorable environment regarding professional growth is a conviction that comes from the parent company.

Chili

Falabella

The chain of retail sales of large surfaces, which also complements a bank, is the company with the greatest job growth opportunities for its employees in Chile. With close to 50,000 employees in the country, all of them have the possibility of entering different programs to promote internal job opportunities and finance undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

Itaú Chile

The Brazilian bank ranks second in Chile. With just over 5,000 employees, most can access remote work, as well as having 51% female staff and 97% open-ended contracts. It is not only in second place in Chile but in first place in Brazil.

Nestlé

Closing the podium in Chile is a Swiss multinational specializing in food and beverages. The more than 7,100 employees in Chile offer a program to train young people over 18 years of age, called "School for reading".

Colombia

Grupo Aval

The most important banking conglomerate in all of Colombia occupies the first position in the country thanks to the fact that in 2021 it registered a rise of 3.7% of its employees (111,190 in the entire region) due to results and performance. Of these, 80% corresponded to women. Additionally, more than 95.4% of its employees participated in training processes.

Bancolombia

The most recognized bank in the country occupies the second position since it allowed hybrid work. He expects that about 13,000 people from his plant will be able to come to the office through flexible work from 16 to 24 hours a week in remote work.

Femsa

The company that owns Coca-Cola ranks third in Colombia. Its more than 9,500 employees have gender inclusion initiatives.

Brazil

Itaú

One of the most important banks in all of Latin America, it is also one of the ones that offer the greatest benefits to its more than 87,000 employees in Brazil.

Bradesco Bank

It is one of the largest banks in Brazil and ranks second in the best job growth programs for its employees. It has plans to arrive as a digital bank in the United States and Mexico.

Mercedes Benz

The German giant in the automotive industry ranks third among the best companies to work for in Brazil. Linkedin also highlights that in 2021, the company supported vaccination programs in Brazil.

In other countries, names like Amazon (United States) stand out; Siemens (Germany); NTT Ltda. (Spain); Barclays (UK); o Tata Consultancy Services (India).