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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to the latest jobs report from Brazil's Ministry of Labor, Rio de Janeiro State has lost approximately 523,000 jobs since 2014, equivalent to the amount of formal jobs in...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to just-released figures, Brazil’s unemployment rate for the three-month period of March to May 2018 stood at 12.7 percent, a nominal increase from the previous three-month period of December...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a just-released study from the World Bank, Brazil must increase its labor productivity in order to grow its stagnant economy. At the country's current productivity rate, Brazil's gross...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Major cities in Brazil came to a standstill on Friday as hundreds of people took to the streets to protest against government reforms while many others stayed home in what...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A controversial labor reform bill was approved by Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies in the early hours of Thursday morning by 296 votes in favor and 177 votes against. With the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – State-owned Banco do Brasil announced on Monday, November 21st, it will restructure its operations, closing branches, expanding digital service, reducing working hours and launching an incentive retirement plan. According to...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Unemployment in Brazil has hit its highest level for the month of July since 2009 reaching 7.5 percent, according to the IBGE (Brazilian Statistics Bureau). And against trends from...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – One of the largest mining companies in the world, Brazil’s Vale, has been accused of human rights violations and causing negative environmental impacts for profit by the NGO International Articulation...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The House of Representatives in Brazil approved a proposed law to change the definition of terceirização (outsourcing) in regard to labor law. Specifically the proposed law addresses what types...
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...
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