Mercado Libre Argentina plans to create 2,800 jobs

Mercado Libre will create 2,800 jobs in Argentina this year, increasing by 40% its workforce in the country; it is a significant challenge in a 100% virtual work environment. One thousand one hundred positions will be in technology development; 800 in shipping; 500 in customer service; 200 in administration and finance; 100 in fintech, and a similar number in other areas.

Edenor and Edesur request subsidies for $590.68 million in order not to raise tariffs

Edenor and Edesur, the two largest electricity distributors in the country, yesterday raised the need to apply increases of between 28% and 34% in residential tariffs this year. They clarified that if the Government decides not to raise tariffs on users, the companies would need subsidies for 54,260 million pesos ($590.68 mn) to maintain the current services.

Trufas del Nuevo Mundo projects an annual production of 1,500 kgs by 2024

Trufas del Nuevo Mundo is an SME with more than 50 hectares in the town of Espartillar in the province of Buenos Aires and, by 2024, expects to reach an annual production of 1,500 kilograms. In the European market, trufas worth more than 1,500 euros per kilo. In Trufas del Nuevo Mundo, the export value ranges between $750 and $900, although they reached $1,100. From its beginnings in 2012 to the present, the company invested some $ 3.6 million. The investment values represent 30% of the profit.

Digital House, an Argentinean talent development firm, raises $50 million

Digital House, a company dedicated to training talent in the knowledge economy, has just received an injection of $50 million from its impressive headquarters in the Belgrano neighbourhood. It is the most significant investment for an organization of its kind, focused on immersive remote courses. Digital House has expanded throughout most of Latin America. It is an expert in training new technologies: Mercado Libre, Globant and the River Wood fund, the leading investors.