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Brazil - Around 18,200 temporary seasonal jobs still unfilled

04 December 2013

Of the 160,000 temporary job vacancies across Brazil during the festive season, 11.4% have not been filled. According to new research from the Trade Union for the Provision of Services to Third Parties, Placement and Management of Labour and Temporary work for the state of São Paulo (Sindeprestem), there are still around 18,200 temporary jobs waiting for candidates in the industrial and retail/trade sectors.

The survey, conducted in collaboration with the National Federation of Trade Unions for HR, Temporary Labour and Outsourced Workers (Fenaserhtt) and The Brazilian Association of Outsourced and Temporary Employment Services (Asserttem), expects that 12% of workers will be retained after the festive period. Approximately 20% of all temporary vacancies will be filled by young people in their first job. 

In retail/trade, which accounts for 70% of the temporary job opportunities, it is estimated that of the 112,000 vacancies, 16,800 have not yet been filled, which represents a shortfall of -15%. The average monthly wage is BRL 975 (USD 412.60), an increase of +11.8% compared with last year. Workers are also eligible to access transport vouchers, food stamps, and can receive performance related incentives.

The main roles advertised are: credit analysts, customer service providers, credit planners, packers, shelf stackers, labellers, telemarketers, Santa Claus impersonators, sales promoters, and sales assistants.

Traditionally, the industrial sector accounts for 30% of seasonal vacancies. According to the research, 3% of the vacancies have not been filled. Of the 48,000 job opportunities, 1,400 temporary jobs are still waiting for workers. Salaries are expected be +6.1% higher than the same period last year. On average, workers can earn up to BRL 1,225 (USD 518.40) per month and access benefits such as food stamps and transport vouchers.

Most of the roles advertised are: administrative assistants, finance assistants, laboratory assistants, general assistants, drivers, nutritionists, forklift operators, machine operators, and technical & industrial maintenance workers.

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