The Minister of Economy, Paulo Guedes, said on Thursday that the Brazilian economy continues at an accelerated pace of job creation. The Brazilian formal labor market registered a positive balance 309,114 signed portfolios in June, according to data from the General Register of Employed and Unemployed Persons (Caged). In the first half of 2021, the balance of Caged is already positive in 1.536 million vacancies.
“If we take the last 12 months, we generate 2.8 million new jobs. The formal market now reaches for the first time since 2015/2016 the level of 40.8 million jobs”, he highlighted. “We are creating 1 million jobs every three and a half or four months,” he added.
The minister pointed out that all states and regions had a positive result in June, with emphasis on the services and trade sectors, which opened the highest number of vacancies in the month, with 125,713 and 72,887 formal positions, respectively.
“The sectors most affected by the pandemic are at the forefront, leading the resumption. Brazil continues on the right path, with mass vaccination to ensure a safe return to work, with the generation of new jobs”, he said. Guedes.
The executive secretary of the Ministry of Labor and Welfare, Bruno Bianco, also assessed that the labor market has shown resilience in the way out of the crisis caused by the covid-19 pandemic. “Considering just admissions, we generated 37 formal jobs per minute in 2021, a year of crisis of worldwide proportions. Discounting layoffs, the balance is still 7 new jobs per minute. This shows the strength of the market and the resilience of employers and employees,” he pointed out.
“The numbers are expressive. The balance of 1.5 million vacancies makes us happy and crowns our work. With the measures taken by the government, employers and employees have a toolbox so that they can get out of the crisis and overcome the problems by doing that Brazil maintains jobs and keeps companies alive,” he added.
According to the ministry, 3.558 million workers continued with a provisional guarantee of employment in June thanks to the adhesions in 2020 or 2021 to the Emergency Program for the Maintenance of Employment and Income (BEm). For each month of suspension or reduction of working hours by the program, the worker has the same period of protection for his/her vacancy.
Bruno Bianco said, however, that the great challenge for the new Labor portfolio is to bring the formal market closer to the informal market, a possibility for the first job opportunity for younger people. “All workers will have a box within a formalization in Brazil. Formal employees in the CLT and informal employees in new forms of hiring, simpler, less bureaucratic and with absolute legal certainty,” he said. According to Bianco, the goal is to have almost all Brazilian workers formalized by the end of the current government.