Mercado Libre to open 16,000 new positions in Latin America

The company's president, Stelleo Tolda, announced a fourfold increase in logistics vacancies. Brazil will account for 7,200 new job openings

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  • From the 16,000 new positions, 7,200 will be opened in Brazil, its largest market; 4,700 in Mexico; 2,800 in Argentina; 850 in Colombia; 300 in Chile and 150 in Uruguay;
  • There will be a fourfold increase in logistics vacancies, 4,000 new jobs in IT and new positions on its financial arm, e-commerce, prevention and security, marketing and administrative areas.

Latin America e-commerce behemoth Mercado Libre announced on Tuesday the opening of 16,000 new vacancies at the company across six markets where it operates.

Through a LinkedIn post, the company’s president, Stelleo Tolda, announced the expansion plans, which includes doubling the operation in the region throughout the year and reach a fourfold increase in the number of logistics positions. Mercado Libre will also open 4,000 new jobs in IT.

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As for the distribution per country, Tolda disclosed that 7,200 new posts will be opened in Brazil, its largest market; 4,700 in Mexico; 2,800 in Argentina; 850 in Colombia; 300 in Chile and 150 in Uruguay.

A month ago, the e-commerce giant announced a BRL 10 billion investment in Brazil to expand the presence in its main market over the year. Earlier today, MeLi also said it would invest US$1.1 billion to expand its warehouse space and services in Mexico, the second biggest market for the company, ahead of its home country, Argentina.

According to Tolda, in addition to a major increase in the logistics operation, the company will also open new positions on its financial arm, Mercado Pago, as well as in e-commerce, prevention and security, marketing and administrative areas.