Registered employment grows in the tourism sector – Prime Time Zone

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A USP survey shows that cities with expressive leisure activities are leading the sector’s recovery

Pedro Ventura/Brasília AgencyVaccination and relaxation of rules of distancing and isolation have allowed for new formal contracts and the resumption of tourism

The increase of formal jobs, with a formal contract, reheats one of the sectors most affected by the coronavirus pandemic, the sightseeing. A survey of the University of São Paulo (USP) reveals that there is a clear recovery of formal jobs. The month of August registered an increase of 10.8% compared to July. According to the researcher, Mariana Aldrigui, discharge is directly related to vaccination and to Flexibilization. She adds that the business community is optimistic about the future. “The result is starting to appear better in destinations in the Northeast, where we see leisure tourism consolidated since the beginning of the year, but the prospects for holidays at the end of the year, together with the holidays, are encouraging businessmen to hire,” he says . In capitals dedicated to business tourism, the recovery is slower than those focused on leisure. “On the other hand, in capitals where we mainly have business tourism, the rate of hiring is slower than in capitals where there is a combination of business and leisure”, explains Mariana.

After a long period, the owner of a travel agency, José Roberto Trinca, will hire again, counting on the release of several destinations around the world. He plans to add two more people to his staff. This moment shows a new portrait of tourism. “There are many advertisements from our tourism sector looking for new professionals, taking back those who were fired, many people giving people the opportunity to return to work in companies where they already worked”, says Trinca. The numbers reflect the outlook for the balance of jobs. Salvador has the best result, with a positive variation of 137%; Recife comes next, with 47%. While at the other end, Goiânia had a negative rate of 11%; and Curitiba – 12%, according to USP. Mariana Aldrigui forecasts growth until at least Carnival 2022, after which it will be a good thermometer to check if business tourism will return to full activity.