Hiring in Health Insurance Sector Increases 3.4 Percent in one Year

According to the executive superintendent of the Institute of Supplementary Health Studies, people undergo more procedures, demand more medical consultations, more exams, and more hospital admissions. "This is what is driving jobs," he said.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The health chain has increased by 3.4 percent the number of formal jobs in the sector between July of last year and July of this year, which equals almost 120,000 people hired, although the total number of beneficiaries of medical-hospital health plans in the same period has been reduced by 0.3 percent, the equivalent to 133,000 fewer people served by the plans.

"While we continue with very high unemployment rates and a level of layoffs in the economy as a whole, which is at most tied with new hires, thus demonstrating . . .

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