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Excerpted from the Chile Career Guide

About 60 to 80 percent of jobs in Chile are created by SMEs (pequeñas y medianas empresas, or Pymes), businesses with fewer than 50 workers.SMEs have driven Chile's job growth; during President Piñera’s first 15 months in office, 518,000 new jobs were created in Chile, of which 89 percent were created by SMEs.

Areas of Job Promise

The retail and telecommunications sectors are in great need of workers; in fact retailers struggle to retain employees, who are often lured away by higher salaries at mining companies.

E-commerce and marketing are booming in Chile. E-commerce is firmly established in Chile's economy and experts predict it will continue to grow in the coming years.


Below are average monthly salary ranges for common business professions for candidates with one to five years of experience. All figures are given in CLP.

Business Administrator 483,000 to 566,000
Hotel/Tourism Administration

379,000 to 581,000

Organizations and Trade Associations

Asociación Chilena de Agencias de Publicidad (ACHAP)
http://www.achap.cl/ (Spanish)
ACHAP is an association of Chilean PR agencies that works to analyze, define and manage situations and strategies to improve the development of advertising in Chile over time, and to increase the profitability of member agencies. It also promotes creativity as a source of added value. ACHAP hosts an advertising festival celebrating work across different media. The website also offers research reports.

Asociación Chilena de Agencias de Publicidad
Fidel Oteíza 1921 Of. 801
Tel: +56 2 269 9578 or +56 2 269 9579
Fax: +56 2 274 8793
Email: info@achap.cl


Business Chile Magazine
http://www.businesschile.cl/ (Spanish and English)
Business Chile Magazine is a monthly published by the Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Chile). The magazine was established as newsletter in 1978 and became a full-fledged magazine five years later. Business Chile focuses on the main economic and trade issues that affect the relationship between Chile and the United States.

Business Chile Magazine
AmCham Chile
Av. Kennedy 5735, of. 201
Torre Poniente, Las Condes
Tel: +56 2 290 97 00
Fax: +56 2 212 05 15
Email: contact form on website

Other Resources

Mi Futuro
My Future
http://www.mifuturo.cl/ (Spanish)
Mi Futuro is a project of the Ministerio de Educación (Ministry of Education) to help jobseekers and students in particular obtain information on programs of study in Chile, from bachelor’s to graduate levels. It also provides information on how to choose a career, career statistics, scholarships and news. The databases allow the user to search information by region, career, knowledge field or institution.

Ministerio de Educación
Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins
1371 Santiago
Tel: +56 2 4066000

This is just a short sample of what you’ll find in over 100 pages of information in the Chile Guide.

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