Monday, May 04, 2020

ABRAS and 28 other retail entities launch job creation platform

In a pioneering movement in the country, 29 retail entities have teamed up to develop an online job creation platform in the sector. With the initiative, entitled Vacancies in Retail, the segment hopes to minimize the impacts caused by the new coronavirus, by ensuring the relocation of professionals in the labor market and preserving business activity.
The official launch takes place today, on an emblematic date: May 1, Labor Day. According to Ibre/FGV indicators, the crisis can leave up to 12.6 million people unemployed and contract workers' income by about 15%. The project was conceived by the Brazilian Association of Supermarkets (Abras), the Brazilian Association of Pharmacy and Drugstore Chains (Abrafarma) and the Brazilian Association for Loss Prevention (Abrappe). The action also received voluntary support from Tegra Sistemas, responsible for the design of the platform; and Advance, which elaborated the marketing and visual communication project.
The Retail Vacancies app will be available on all mobile platforms, initially requiring you to connect to the social network or email. The idea is to establish a simple and self-taught connection, without the difficulties imposed by traditional channels of employment. When having the account created, the professional only needs to highlight his area of expertise, previous experiences and availability of schedules, and can also insert his resume. Interviews and evaluations will be conducted online.
Companies interested in recruiting professionals will also have an exclusive area in the portal, in which they can register their opportunities. They will be responsible for excluding vacancies that are filled and will sign a term in which they undertake not to use the information of candidates for any other purpose, such as the sale of products or services.
The first meetings to discuss the movement began at the end of March and, in just 15 days, gained the adhesion of the other entities. "Brazil is going through an unprecedented moment, which has brought many challenges for entrepreneurs and workers. Vagas no Varejo is an important project that results from the sum of brazilian business forces in generating opportunities for the population. Together, we want to help the country go through this pandemic with less economic damage possible," said João Sanzovo Neto, president of Abras.
"The slowdown in the pace of the economy and unemployment are inevitable consequences of the crisis, and the recovery tends to be very slow in some sectors. With this strategy, entrepreneurs and leaders of the private sector add efforts and skills to reverse this situation more quickly and maintain the level of employment and income for many families," said Sergio Mena Barreto, CEO of Abrafarma.
"The loss of human capital is the biggest loss a company can have. This retail union is a commitment to society so that together we can overcome this phase. And the initiative starts now and is open to all companies and candidates forever," says Carlos Eduardo Santos, president of Abrappe.
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