Cinépolis is one of the firms that created the most jobs in the past year. Photo: Kimco Realty/Flickr (CC by -ND 2.0)
Entertainment, telecoms and retailers among the biggest winners this year
Latin America’s top employers saw their workforce go down by 0.5 percent, showing a steady employment rate despite economic and political woes in some countries, and a general slowdown across the region.
That is one of the findings of Latin Trade’s Top 100 Employers 2016, which ranks the region’s largest coorporations by their total staff.
Many companies saw double-digit growth in the number of employees compared with the previous ranking. One such case is Mexican movie theatre chain Cinépolis, posting a 31 percent increase from the previous ranking, and is the company with the biggest increase.
Spanish telecoms giant Telefónica posted a 27 percent increase in its number of employees, brining its total number of Latin American workers to 71,798.
On the other side of the spectrum, those with the biggest job cuts were Mafrig Brazil (-33.7 percent), ICA Mexico (-29.3 percent) and Tenaris Argentina (-21.8 percent).
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