Moroni: in December "we are going to recover all the jobs lost during the pandemic"

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 | 7:17 p.m.

“There are sectors, such as construction, that are above the jobs they had before the pandemic,” Moroni said. // Photo: Télam.

“There are sectors, such as construction, that are above the jobs they had before the pandemic,” Moroni said. // Photo: Télam.

The Minister of Labor, Claudio Moroni, affirmed this Wednesday that the economy will grow 10% this year, with which it will return to pre-Covid-19 levels, and that “all jobs lost during the pandemic will be recovered.”

“This year we are going to grow 10% when many consulting firms, including the OECD, said that it would take five years to recover what was lost during the pandemic,” the minister stressed when speaking at the Roberto Rocca Technical School, owned by the Techint Group, in the Buenos Aires town of Campana.

There he also indicated that “when we can measure the situation for next December, which we will publish in February, we will have recovered all the jobs lost during the pandemic, at least.”

In this regard, he stressed that “there are sectors, such as manufacturing and construction, that are above the jobs they had before the pandemic.”

Moroni participated in the relaunch of the Department of Education and Vocational Training of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA), together with his education partner, Jaime Perczyk, the president of the Techint Group, Paolo Rocca, and the head of the manufacturing entity, Daniel Funes de Rioja.

The head of the labor portfolio said that “jobs require more and more skills,” and stressed that “the challenge is how to equip people with those skills.”

The minister considered that “professional education cannot be a mockery of formal education”, and evaluated that “replicating a rigid scheme in professional education leads to repeating the usual problems.”

He pointed out that “the challenge is how to validate and certify these multiple forms of knowledge transmission.”

He also indicated that “another challenge is to recognize the skills acquired in the workplace”, and considered that for this it is necessary “to work on employability, in training.”

In this regard, he warned that “if all this is not accompanied by a development project, and we are going to a project of the disappearance of industry and companies, then it leads to a vacuum.”

“This requires in addition to these details, a political development project legitimized by all. It worries me sometimes, when ideas are returned that showed that they did not serve for development,” Moroni said.

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