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Final Presentation

Brazil Country Profile

Kevin Hoffman

on 28 April 2010

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Brazil Electronic Hanbook By: Anita Colwell, Kevin Hoffman, & Amy McFadden April 28, 2010 Resources All sources can be found in the electronic handbook

http://southamericanexperts.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/brazilian-flag-707644.jpg IT Industry Job Market
Types of Jobs
Company Hirings Handbook Overview
Reasons for the way it is Job Market The Brazilian workforce is rejuvenating itself.
Currently, the job market is more attractive for people between the ages of 25 and 39 years old.
Additionally, the structural transformation of the Brazilian economy is creating a more competitive environment as the different industries incorporate technological innovations and new managerial techniques, resulting in more strict requirements for more qualified workers.
Brazil welcomes people that are highly skilled in any capacity. Experience in consulting, English language teaching, tourism or development work is highly sought after.
Types of Jobs Engineering- Competitive pressures and advancing technologies are forcing companies to improve their product design as well as their manufacturing processes. Employers rely on engineers to increase productivity and invest in equipment to expand the output of good and services craved by the Brazilian market. Engineers are constantly needed to build roads, bridges, water control systems, and other public facilities.

Accounting and Finance - Brazilian accounting and finance professionals are in high demand. Many business establishments and corporations in Brazil now require accountants and auditors to set up books, prepare taxes, and provide management advice. Accounting and finance professionals offer management and consulting services, take an advisory role, and develop flexible accounting systems, which has been a natural evolution in the profession following the increasing role of IT in the financial services area.

Sales and Marketing - Industry experts predict that Brazilian business will continue to demand a high number of sales and marketing professionals. As South America's economic and industrial hub, Brazil is home to well-established and sophisticated advertising agencies, with high standards and levels of creativity. TV advertising plays an important role in the promotion of consumer goods and food products.

Information Technology - IT employment opportunities in Brazil are plentiful, and the demand for computer analysts, programmers, systems administrators and web developers will only continue to grow, experts predict. Expanding telecommunications companies, bigger markets and increased international investments are all causing the Brazilian IT market to swell exponentially. The Brazilian Society of Computer Scientists (SBC) is the key organization behind the creation and development of the IT industry in the country.
Benefits As of April 2007, the minimum monthly wage in Brazil is R$380 (approximately $152.35 UDS).

All employees are entitled to up to 30 days' holiday after a full year of work with the same employer.

Most business working hours between 8am and 6pm.

The maximum working week in Brazil is 44 hours, not exceeding eight hours per day.

Employees are entitled to a weekly rest of at least 24 hours, which is usually taken on a Sunday.

Most employers offer incentives, including transportation and meal subsidies
Hiring in their Brazil locations at
Belo Horizonte
São Paulo

Advertising Sales & Customer Support
Engineering Operations
Human Resources
Legal & Public Policy
Marketing & Communications
Product Management
Software Engineering Hiring in Sao Paulo

On-line MKT Intern
Labor Attorney
Enterprise Technology Spec.
Sales / MKT Intern
Sales & SW Intern
Software Eng. Intern Hiring in Sao Paulo

Customer Service & Support
Services & Consulting
Software Engineering: Development
Software Engineering: General Management
Software Engineering: Program Management
Software Engineering: Test Presented to:

Consortium of International
Technology Companies Overview & Reasoning http://tinyurl.com/25kse9z Demographics
Population: 198,739,269
Fifth most populous country in the world
Most populous country in Latin America
Population growth rate: 1.199% (2009 EST.)
Population Age Structure 0-14 years: 26.7% (male 27,092,880/female 26,062,244)
15-64 years: 66.8% (male 65,804,108/female 67,047,725)
65 years and over: 6.4% (male 5,374,230/female 7,358,082) (2009 EST.)
Median age: total: 28.6 years
Male: 27.8 years
Female: 29.3 years (2009 EST.)

White 53.7%
Mulatto (mixed white and black) 38.5%
Black 6.2%
Other (includes Japanese, Arab, Amerindian) 0.9%
Unspecified 0.7% (2000 census)
Ethnic Groups Population
Age Structure
Ethnic Groups Language • The official language of Brazil is Portuguese however the accents and the intonations are very different from what you would hear in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies.

• Less common languages include Spanish (border areas and schools), German, Italian, Japanese, English, and a large number of minor Amerindian languages.
Culture General
Business High Uncertainty Avoidance.

Slightly higher Individualism rank compared to the average Latin population.

Family is placed at the center of the social structure

Depend heavily on relationships with others. It is essential to spend time getting to know your business partners if you want to be successful.

Time is approached in a very relaxed, flexible manner as it is something they feel they can not control.
General Culture Business Culture Although Brazilian culture tends to be relatively informal, Brazilians are quite fashion conscious. It is important therefore to dress smartly and conservatively. Brazilians pride themselves on dressing well.
Business cards are exchanged during introductions present your business card with the Portuguese side facing the recipient.
Make appointments at least two weeks in advance.
Brazilians need to know who they are doing business with before they can work effectively.
It is considered acceptable to interrupt someone who is speaking.
Relationships are one of the most important aspects to being successful
Economics Current Position
Currently: Brazil accounts for three fifths of the South American economy’s industrial
Brazil trades regularly with over one hundred nations, with 74% of exports represented by manufactured or semi-manufactured goods.
Brazil develops projects that range from submarines to aircraft and is involved in space research
Brazil recently experienced two quarters of recession. Consumer and investor confidence revived and GDP growth returned to positive in the second quarter, 2009.
GDP GDP (purchasing power parity)
•$2.024 trillion (2009 EST.)
•Country comparison to the world: 10
GDP - Per Capita
•$10,200 (2009 EST.)
•Country comparison to the world: 103
Unemployment Rate •7.4% (2009 EST.)
•Country comparison to the world: 71
Imports $136 billion (2009 EST.)
Country comparison to the world: 25
Imports Commodities: Machinery, electrical and transport equipment, chemical products, oil, automotive parts, electronics
Imports Partners: US 14.9%, China 11.6%, Argentina 7.9%, Germany 7% (EST. 2008)
Exports $158.9 billion (2009 EST.)
Country comparison to the world: 23
Exports - commodities: Transport equipment, iron ore, soybeans, footwear, coffee, autos
Exports - partners: US 13.7%, Argentina 8.7%, China 8.1%, Netherlands 5.2%, Germany 4.4% (2008)

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