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The Argentine government unveiled this Friday legislation that prevents the hiring of new staff in state entities as part of the measures to stop the country’s economic crisis.

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It will not be possible to “make appointments or hiring of personnel of any nature”, establishes decree 426/2022 approved by President Alberto Fernández, the Chief of Staff, Juan Manzur, and the Minister of Economy, Silvina Batakis.

The Cabinet considers “appropriate to adopt various measures with a view to guaranteeing an efficient and responsible exercise of the national budget, as regards the hiring of personnel”.



The opinion includes different forms of appointment and hiring of work personnel in the state area that will be in force until December 31, 2023. However, the Cabinet may allow the process in some sectors.

Exceptions are established in the National Science and Technology System, and the Fire Management System, the diplomatic corps and government structure, park rangers, the armed forces, security, prisons and health professionals.

The opinion establishes that if any worker leaves his position, his vacancy will not be automatically available, but rather the sector must “validate the criticality or strategic need for the operation of the area” and request authorization to fill the position.

On the other hand, “positions or contracts that comply with the Quota for transvestites, transsexuals and transgender people” and the “Disability Quota” are also exempt.

This legislation is part of the government’s strategy to reduce inflation in the country, contain the price of the dollar, restore fiscal order and respond to the recent protests of the country’s workers who demand fair wages and poverty reduction.

It is worth mentioning that Argentina experiences a growth of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of around 5.0 percent and a decrease in the unemployment rate from 13 to seven percent.

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