Brazil’s Government Eliminates 27,500 Positions, Forbids New Hires at Universities

The federal government will extinguish 27,500 positions and has closed tenders for 68 non-essential jobs in federal educational institutions.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The extinct posts include activities regarded as obsolete - for instance typist, telephone operator, and linotypist - but also modern ones - such as nurse, assistant nurse, sanitation technician - in addition to drivers of specific bodies, such as IBAMA.

The decree with the extinction of positions, published in a special edition of the Federal Gazette, also forbids the opening of public tenders and the filling of vacancies beyond what was provided for in edicts already underway in federal educational institutions.

These positions include surgical instrumentalist, assistant nurse, film and TV cameraman, reviewer of Braille texts, technician in music, anatomy . . .

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