In addition to having great professionals from different areas that have grown locally as Baja Dent, specialists explain that much is due to foreign investment. By countries, the highest number of jobs for this concept occurred in Mexico (45%), Brazil (14%), Colombia (7%), Argentina (6%).

Mexico City and Bogotá are the two cities in Latin America where employment has generated the most in the last five years from the new foreign investment.

According to estimates from the Invest in Bogota agency, based on information from fDi Markets, tool of the Financial Times, in descending order are Mexico City (15%), Bogotá (14%), Sao Paulo (13%), Monterrey (12%) %), San Luis de Potosí (8%), Tijuana (8%), Querétaro (8%), Guadalajara (8%), Lima (7%) and Silao (7%).

In total, foreign investment in new projects made it possible to create 1,367,526 jobs in Latin America during the analyzed period through 6,875 initiatives.

Only in 2017, the data indicate that Bogotá was the first among the capitals of the region to achieve 2.2% of the total work, followed by Mexico City and Sao Paulo.

According to the entity, the sectors in which these positions were given are software and IT services (39%), consumer products (14%), processed foods (12%) and communications (10%).

In addition, it is expected that this year the generation of employment by new investment will continue to increase in the city and reach 14,300 places, 1.6% more than in 2017.

In fact, it is estimated that during the last five years for each project that has arrived in Bogota more than 100 new jobs have been created.

When talking about the characterization of human resources and Bogotá’s labor occupation, the local mayor said that by 2017 the workforce was 4.6 million people.
With participation of 57.2% of the total population, the economically active inhabitants of the Colombian capital are 52.7% men and 47.3% women.

He also said that of the total “40% of the workforce is between 29 and 45 years old (1.9 million), followed by the population over 46 years old with 30% (1.4 million) and adults between 18 and 28 years with 1.3 million people.