Training for formal employment benefits thousands of Brazilians who are hired to build PAC projects in all regions of the country
In municipalities directly benefited from the PAC, such as Ipojuca (PE), where the Industrial Port Complex of Suape is located, the generation of formal employment grew 214% in the last six years. According to the General Registry of Employment and Unemployment (CAGED) organized by the Ministry of Labor, in the ship and floating structure construction sector the number of jobs offered increased by an average 12.8%. Just the resumption of shipbuilding projects alone generated some 78,000 direct jobs.
For their part, infrastructure projects such as construction of roads and railways, electricity generation and distribution projects, construction of water supply and sewage collection networks, taken together, represent another 8.6% of the new jobs created during the 2007 to 2013 period (see table below).
In power generation, the Belo Monte Hydroelectric Power Plant project (PA) created 18,800 direct jobs in 2013. When the work is at its peak, that number will increase to up to 23,000 direct jobs.
In addition to training its own workers, one of the project's programs involves training of manpower from the 11 municipalities located in Belo Monte's area of influence. The Get Training to Grow program was created for this purpose, which in addition to their instruction gives local workers preference when it comes to hiring the labor force.
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Other sectors also delivered positive results after introducing proper planning, new goals and new investments. This is the case of the oil and natural gas exploration area, which in 2013 recorded 750,000 direct and indirect jobs created. The Abreu e Lima Refinery, for example, located in Pernambuco, is 84% completed and generates 42,000 direct jobs.