ARBUSTA EMPLOYS YOUNGSTERS FROM LOW-INCOME CONTEXT DISEMBARKS IN URUGUAY
Arbusta (Argentinean technology company) was created in 2013 and provides services to Mercado Libre, Disney and Fox Network.
Youngsters between the ages of 18 and 28, with no previous formal experience and from low-income contexts. This is the profile of Arbusta’s employees, an Argentinean technology company created in 2013 by Federico Seineldin, Paula Cardenau and Emiliano Fazio, which prepares to disembark in Uruguay by February of this year.
WHAT DOES ARBUSTA DO?
The company, which provides quality checks of content to be uploaded on the Internet and software testing services, was created after its founding partners detected that there are 22 million youngsters not integrated into the formal education and work systems in several countries of Latin America, but who have strong potential, said former Globant and current CEO and partner, Juan Umaran, who joined the company in 2018.
The company employs youngsters between the ages of 18 and 28, with no previous experience and from low-income contexts. In Uruguay between 20 and 40 people will be hired during the first year.
“They are looking for an opportunity, eager to be trained, to have a trade. It is about overlooked talents and Arbusta’s ability to manage such talents, providing technical training and training in soft skills focusing on managing emotions. On the other side, we have an industry suffering from lack of employees. We combine both realities in a model that balances managing and training this talent with clients’ demands”, he stated. And reality proved Arbusta right.
ARBUSTA IS A TECHNOLOGY COMPANY
Since 2013, the company has not stopped growing. In 2018, it billed USD 1.5 million and expects to close 2019 with sales above USD 2.5 million. Its business model caught the attention of big corporations, and among its clients there are multinational corporations such as Mercado Libre, Disney and Fox Network.
Arbusta has offices in Buenos Aires, Rosario and Medellin (Colombia) and employs around 330 people, 70 % of which are between the ages of 18 and 25 while 56 % are women.
According to the CEO of Arbusta (Argentinean technology company), the arrival at Uruguay is due to the existence of talent with the profile sought by the company, besides their proximity.
“We detected that there are people with no formal work experience or university education, but who are eager to work, from fragile socio-economic contexts.” In addition to this, the maturity of the software industry which exports to other markets and an agile administrative process to incorporate a company and conduct business with the region, were taken into account.
In 2018, the company billed USD 1.5 million and expects to close 2019 with USD 2.5 million.
ARGENTINEAN TECHNOLOGY COMPANY IN URUGUAY
The company will open in Uruguay by mid-February, and even though the lease agreement has not been closed yet, Umaran indicated that the offices shall be located Downtown, at the center of Montevideo, with an approximate space of 120 square meters.
During this year, between 30 and 40 people will be engaged. “Five of them correspond to the management sector and the rest will be youngsters matching the particular profile sought by the company. The call will be made through online forms, Facebook and other organizations such as CUTI (Uruguayan Chamber of Technology Information)”.
The company has offices in Buenos Aires, Rosario and Medellin (Colombia) and employs around 330 people, 70 % of which are between the ages of 18 and 25 and over 56 % of which are women.
Arbusta already has its first client: the technology company Overactive, with whom an agreement was reached in October. Arbusta expects to add two more clients before February. “So far, we provided services from Buenos Aires, but now the Uruguayan office will take charge”, said Umaran.
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