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The staffing market in Brazil, which accounts for 3% of annual revenues in the industry, is said to be “stable” as the latest figures by the Brazilian association of Temporary Employers (ASSERTTEM) showed. Last month there was a total of 16,500 temporary contracts, almost flat when compared to a year ago.
Most of the vacancies were found in the leisure and entertainment sector (13,000) and the rest in industry & commerce (3,000). The Southeast of the country performed particularly well and as a single state, São Paulo showed the highest offering (4,929).
But the association warned that the economic climate was impacting hiring activities. “The scenario of uncertainty in the economy means that the contractors are more conservative. But temporary agency work continues to play its role, which is to generate thousands of jobs and provide formal qualifications,” said Jismália de Oliveira Alves.
CIETT estimates that there are over 1,500 private employment agencies in Brazil and that market penetration (the proportion of temporary agency workers compared to total workforce) was 1.0% in 2009.
The Brazilian Association of Temporary Employers (ASSERTTEM) is a trade association that represents the staffing industry in Brazil. Its partner organisation, the Sao Paulo Syndicate of Service Providers (SINDEPRESTEM), is the main corporate union for temporary work and outsourcing companies in the country.