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Tech Roundup: the ICT labor shortage in Brazil

The most important news in tech and innovation in Brazil. This week: labor shortages, instant payments, and taxes on the gig economy

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This week: The ICT sector battles a shortage of workers. São Paulo goes after PIX. And the obstacles faced by app workers.

STEM to be the solution for lack of labor in the ICT sector

While Brazil’s unemployment rate remains in the double digits, one sector, information and communication technology, can’t seem to find enough workers. As of September, the sector added 123,544 new jobs, representing a 183.2-percent increase compared to 2020. But with further growth on the horizon, companies may find themselves short of manpower.

  • If growth forecasts for the sector are correct, ICT will create 797,000 jobs...
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