By Alfred Rinaldi, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In a signal that the Brazilian labor market is still going strong despite the economy's languishing performance, the Confederação Nacional da Indústria (National Confederation of Industry, or CNI) has warned that it will face a shortage of 570,000 workers in 2014 and 2015 respectively. The sectors where demand is strongest are construction, food and drink, automotive, industrial machinery and production of non-metallic minerals.

However, as Márcio Guerra of the industrial umbrella organization points out, the jobs exist in services as well as manufacturing. "For example . . .

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