Brazilian Job Market News

Some future investment and job creation news in Brazil:

Siemens is planning to double revenue in Brazil by 2017 and will invest up to $1 billion into business operations expansion over the same period. Most of the investment will focus on the energy, infrastructure and healthcare sectors.

200 research and engineering jobs will be created in a new R&D division in Rio de Janeiro.  Siemens will open a production plant (high- and low-voltage motors and generators) and an imaging manufacturing and supply chain operation.

Over the last decade, Siemens has created 4,000 jobs in Brazil and had nearly 10,000 employees in the country in 2011.

 

The Labor Ministry said on Thursday that the economy added a net 216,974 payroll jobs in April.

Most jobs were created in the housing and transportation sectors. Manufacturers were also hiring again, after having reduced their workforce in March.

Brazil’s economy is still growing and this is really good news for anyone who can speak both Portuguese and English.

 

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A recent study from Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) shows that the proportion of young people (18 to 24 years old) in the labor market in Brazil has fell 0.5% between March 2011 and March 2012.

This is a good thing because it helps keeping unemployment rate in Brazil at low levels. It will also improve the overall level of education in Brazil, which has been highlighted as a challenge for Brazil’s future growth.

The downside is that manual jobs are not as popular as before with the younger generation. A lack of skilled workers might appear in the future.

In the meantime, it is good news for Portuguese-English bilinguals since they can demonstrate language skills as well as high education levels.

On the other hand, it is more important than ever for Brazilians to learn English or any other foreign languages in order to stay on top of the competition.

You can read an article about this in Portuguese by clicking on the link below (Agência de Noticias Jornal Floripa):

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Participação dos jovens de 18 a 24 anos no mercado de trabalho caiu 0,5% de março de 2011 para março de 2012. Conclusão é de um estudo da FGV, que aponta a valorização da educação como principal motivo.”

 

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The Brazilian Institute for Geography and Statistics, or IBGE, said on Thursday last week that unemployment was 6.2% in March compared with 5.7% in February.

However, Brazil’s unemployment rate tends to rise in the first quarter of each year which follows the year-end holiday season. Many temporary workers are then let go.

Brazil ended 2011 with an average unemployment rate of 6%, a record low.

It demonstrates a strong Brazilian job market despite continued economic tensions in many parts of the world.

The shortage of specific skills in Brazil is not a new story. The IT sector has faced shortages in specialised areas for many years, since the expansion in consumer computers. However, the lack of skilled staff is now a real threat to Brazil’s growth.

In a recent mini poll on LinkedIn, Group members expressed their worries for the future of the economic growth in South America. The most important challenge they voted for was the lack of skills and education.

Web Analysts, Programmers, SAP or Oracle Experts are some of the most demanded specialists in Brazil. However, the IT sector is not the only one experiencing difficulties in finding the right candidates.

The Mining, Energy, Building and Construction are all areas where recruiters face a daily struggle to fill positions. What is interesting to note is that those skills also need to be coupled with language abilities, in English in particular.

It means that non Brazilians who have the right expertise and language skills (English and Portuguese) will find many opportunities in Brazil. The only issue is that the Brazilian public still opposes to any massive immigration. However, with the Olympic Games coming up and the new sources of energy found in and near Brazil, the door will be more than ever open to people who can help boost the economy and continue Brazil’s development.