Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Security
Jorge Triaca is the Argentine Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Security since December 2015. His administration places a strong emphasis on integration and equal opportunities in employment.
He is the son of union and political leader Jorge Alberto Triaca, who was a National Deputy and served as Labor Minister between 1989 and 1992.
Triaca decided to enter politics after the 2001 political and economic crisis, and joined Mauricio Macri’s PRO party at its inception in 2003. In 2009 and again in 2013 he was elected National Deputy for the City of Buenos Aires.
Between 2005 and 2009 he worked as Executive Director of the PRO-led think-tank Fundación Pensar. Previously, he directed the Odysseus Foundation's Area Youth Project (2003-2004), and worked in the Office of the Undersecretary of Coordination and Budgetary Assessments in the National Office of the Cabinet of Ministers (2002-2003).
Prior to entering politics, Triaca worked as a consultant for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and in the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), on issues related to work, production and disability.
He has a degree in Economics from the University of San Andrés and a Master’s in Public Policy from the University Torcuato Di Tella.