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Brazil’s Temer Unveils New Platform to Assist Job Searches

BRASILIA – Brazilian President Michel Temer introduced on Tuesday a digital platform designed to help unemployed workers find a job by enabling direct contacts between employers and job seekers.

The new platform, accessible from computers or smartphones, will offer job postings and information about both employers and workers looking for jobs.

The digital tool will streamline government paperwork and procedures in the employment process, “putting Brazil in the 21st century once and for all,” Temer said.

“The government’s highest priority is to help employment recover” and promote job opportunities for the nearly 13 million people in Brazil who are currently out of work, Temer said during an event at the Planalto presidential palace.

“We got ourselves out of the recession,” which between 2015-2016 took away almost 8 percentage points from the gross domestic product, the president said. “Inflation has dropped from 10 percent to 2.5 percent, interest rates have come down from almost 14 percent to 7 percent” and the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange keeps posting “historic gains.”

Temer attributed the economic improvements to reforms implemented by his administration, noting the broad “modernization” of labor laws that reduced unions’ power and paved the way to possible lower labor costs, while, at the same time, encouraging businesses to hire.

In the past 10 months, some 300,000 jobs were created, proving that the “measures adopted by our administration have had a great impact in the battle against unemployment,” Temer said.

The president took the opportunity to tout his administration’s reforms of the pension and retirement system, implementing tighter qualifying standards for benefits to cut the long-running deficit in the social security system.

 

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