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Tourism sector to hire half a million formal workers by February 2022
81,700 of the vacancies generated in the Tourism sector will meet the demand of the high season. - Photo: City Hall of Cariacica/ES
With the advance of vaccination against the coronavirus across the country, tourist activities have resumed day after day. As evidenced by the sector's resurgence, the National Confederation of Commerce of Goods, Services and Tourism (CNC) projects the hiring of 478.1 thousand formal workers between November 2021 and February 2022. Of this total, 81.7 thousand will meet the demand of high season, with temporary vacancies.
For the minister of Tourism, Gilson Machado Neto, the number demonstrates the impact of the sector in the country and its potential to contribute to economic recovery, based on job creation and development. “We are coming from an atypical year, in which our sector was hit hard by the pandemic. This data only confirms that we have the potential to generate more jobs and development, leading the recovery of our country's economy”, he said.
Last month, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) showed a 4.6% growth in August in the Tourist Activities Index. The increase in economic activity in the tourism sector reached 49.1% between May and August – the best result since February 2020.
In light of this scenario, according to CNC, the projection is that tourist activities will earn R$ 171.9 billion over the next high season.
In 2020, in view of the Covid-19 health crisis, the sector had presented a 36% retraction in the volume of revenues. Regarding hiring, the negative balance reached 238.6 thousand, according to data from the General Register of Employed and Unemployed (Caged). This year, between January and September 2021, companies in the segment had already registered a positive balance of 167,53 thousand formal jobs.
Regarding new hires for the upcoming peak season, the bar and restaurant segment should offer most of the opportunities. “For the season started this year, the branch should account for 77.5% or 63,400 vacancies. Another highlight is the hosting segment, which historically offers almost all (97.2%) of its temporary vacancies during the period over twelve months. For the high season 2021/2022, this segment should account for 13.8% (11.2 thousand) of the total jobs created in tourism”, says the CNC economist responsible for the research, Fabio Bentes.
The main professionals required must be receptionists (14.49 thousand vacancies); cooks and assistants (8.09 thousand); chambermaids (7.30 thousand); waiters and assistants (4.76 thousand); and laundry assistants (7.76 thousand). In relation to the states that should register the highest number of hirings are: São Paulo (23.49 thousand vacancies), Rio de Janeiro (10.34 thousand) and Minas Gerais (7.43 thousand).
For the president of the Brazilian Federation of Accommodation and Food (FBHA), Alexandre Sampaio, "the beginning of the first high season after the adoption of flexibilization measures not only generates positive expectations, but helps define the progress of the Brazilian economy."
With information from the Ministry of Tourism


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