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Brazil country Profile #4
Transcript of Brazil country Profile #4
IT Industry Job Market
Types of Jobs
Company Hirings Wireless How un-wired
Culture How Unwired is Brazil? Telephones - mobile cellular:
150.641 million (2008)
Country comparison to the world: 5
Population: 198.739 million
Unwired = At least 24.2 %
Wireless Stats At current rate, mobile web will become bigger than desktop internet by 2015.
Trends driving the growth of mobile web:
proliferation of better devices
availability of better data coverage.
Global 3G penetration is expected to hit 21% this year
Three Brazilian states surpassed the 100% mobile penetration mark in July 2009
Rio de Janeiro
Mato Grosso do Sul
São Paulo Culture Due to the high cost of subscription rates and phone calls, 80% of mobile phones operate on the “pay as you go” system.
A large percentage of Brazilians trade their handsets for newer ones every year.
When answering a phone, you may immediately be asked "Who is talking?"
When making a call, you may be asked "Who is talking?" or simply told "Talk"
Sometimes you may find a constant "uh... uh... uh..." by the Brazilian on the other end of the phone when you are doing your bit of the conversation.
Be prepared, mostly when waiting for Brazilian friends or family to get off the phone, for a lengthy goodbye. Just because you hear a "Tchau" this doesn't mean the conversation is over. There will be several forgotten items that still need to be discussed, as well as further multiple "Tchaus" interspersed with "Abracos" (Hugs) and "Beijos" (Kisses).
Symbolic inclusion of social agents in what they conceive to be “modern”.
Material and Emotional connection between person and mobile phones
Those who own a mobile phone are “modern"
Those who do not, or possess an older model are often looked down at diminishing their possibilities of interaction in social networks.
Emotional relationship becomes evident when social agents dedicate human feelings to mobile phones.
Examples include love, hatred, shame, and jealousy. There are even those who attribute their mobile phone a name.
In regards to fashion, the varied range of handsets available, the multiplicity of accessories to be used with them, and the dissemination of its use among all social classes attest to its impact on identitary productions. They become fashion accessories to be personalized according to the owner.
Cultural Functions 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
Advertising Sales & Customer Support
Legal & Public Policy
Marketing & Communications
Software Engineering Hiring in Sao Paulo
On-line MKT Intern
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 Small companies in Brazil have felt the impact of the world economic crises in 2009.
Many held back IT projects and focused on core business of the company.
24.7 percent of the companies plan to increase their IT investments in 2010, whereas 53.8 percent intend to maintain their IT spending as it was in 2009.
The main IT projects planned for 2010 are (ranked in terms of importance) the following:
Network (LAN) Management
Database Application Implementation
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
Most parts of these companies do not have the need for co-location or dedicated hosting services, storage or disaster recovery.
Nevertheless, 51.6 percent of the companies intend to hire an IT provider for the maintenance and support of their computers. At the same time, network management is within the main priorities for micro and small companies in 2010 and 30.8 percent of them are planning to hire a third-party provider to do so.