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Brazil – Training an important factor for temporary Christmas work

17 July 2013

There were 157,000 temporary workers employed across Brazil for Christmas work during 2012, an increase of +7% compared with 2011. Job seekers thinking ahead to temporary employment opportunities this Christmas can improve their chances of selection by investing in further training.

“The industry usually starts the selection process in August. Those wanting to apply for temporary jobs should start to prepare now. There are several courses available for those interested in securing work,” said Vander Morales, president of recruitment firm Sindeprestem.

Investing in short courses, such as technical sales, IT, customer relations, and accounting can make a significant difference. Having specific knowledge about the business area or training related to the field they want to work in is a benefit for the applicant and the prospective employer. It results in less training time and improved productivity explained Mr Morales.

Temporary employment contracts in Brazil must be authorised by the Ministry of Labour and Employment. The work must have a maximum initial duration of three months, with the right to extend for a further three months, if required. Temporary employees have the same rights as permanent employees; including salary, working hours, overtime, paid weekly rest, and holidays.   

To read more about the Brazilian market, have a look at our Brazilian data sources report.  

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