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Brazilian labor modernization is highlighted at BRICS meeting

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"Brazil has already begun the changes needed to create jobs," said Labor Secretary Bruno Dalcolmo

The Secretary of Labor of the Ministry of Economy, Bruno Dalcolmo said on Monday (16/9), on the first day of activities of the BRICS Working Group on Employment (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), that Brazil is currently conducting a large task force to stimulate the labor market and generate more jobs.

At the meeting, which will take place until Wednesday (9/18), in Brasilia, Dalcolmo stressed that actions taken by the government, such as the updating of the rules that regulate the national labor universe and the processing of the New Social Security, aim to improve the working environment. business and the labor market in the country, generating positive results for workers and employers.

“Brazil has already begun the changes needed to create jobs. The government is changing laws and proposing new regulatory frameworks, we have modernized labor laws to incorporate new forms of work and we are improving the pension system, ”said Dalcolmo.

The discussions held on Monday at the meeting focused on the global need to empower and qualify workers for modern challenges, such as the intense insertion of technology in production systems. Labor relations expert Ana Maria Fidélis, who attended the meeting representing the National Confederation of Industry (CNI), stressed that automation, big data , artificial intelligence, simulations, computing are already a reality all over the world. “Jobs are being replaced by jobs that require more creativity, cognitive ability and flexibility, and there are jobs that are not being taken up because of a lack of skilled labor,” commented Fidélis. 

Fundacentro President Felipe Portela defended the sharing of experiences and research in the area of ​​labor among the BRICS countries. “Labor science is not something specific to a country; It is something that can be shared among all, saving efforts and bringing greater efficiency, ”said Portela.

Schedule

The 2nd Meeting of the BRICS Employment Working Group will be held until next Wednesday (18/9), in activities coordinated by the Secretary of Labor, Bruno Dalcolmo. Shortly thereafter, on Thursday and Friday (19 and 20), will take place the 5th Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Labor and Employment, led by the special secretary for Social Security and Labor, Rogério Marinho. All these debates take place in Brasilia.