• All you need to know about the World Cup in Manaus

    All you need to know about the World Cup in Manaus - Arena da AmazoniaCapital of Amazonas, the North Western state of Manaus in Brazil, is home to almost 2 million residents. The majority of Amazonas’ football teams are located in Manaus so it’s therefore no surprise that 4 of the 2014 Brazil World Cup matches are being held in its newly built stadium: Arena da Amazonias.

    Arena da Amazonias

    Starting on the 14th of June, two days into the competition, which sees 32 national teams come together over the course of a month, England and Italy meet in Manaus’ traditionally designed Arena da Amazonias to begin the battle out of Group D. With Italy now ranked 8th and England ranked 15th in the FIFA world rankings, Italy go into the match as firm favourites. However, the game between two sides, who play two very different styles of football, promises to entertain.  (more…)

  • Manaus: The Capital City of Amazonas

    Manaus: The Capital City of Amazonas - Crossing the AmazonasManaus is the capital city of the state “Amazonas” in Brazil. It has an area of about 11,401 square kilometers. Manaus is situated in the mid of the actual Amazon natural forest; Several airlines connect Manaus with the United States of America; European tourists might find safer to come to Manaus, instead of visiting Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. In the early period of the 20th century, Manaus grew to become really wealthy and also the most important cultural hub in Northern Brazil. The old rubber’s dreamed of modifying it into a Western fashion town along with a new name; the actual motion picture Fitzcarraldo provides an idea of just what exactly lifestyle was like in the rubber’s period.

    Opera House of Amazonas in ManausA reflection on this amount of opulence is to be found in the estates as well as monuments regarding Manaus, for example the “Opera House of Amazonas” opened up in 1896. Constructed with the aid of supplies and artists produced by European countries, its key place, in the form of an harp, can easily seat 640 men and women withinside the stalls. In 1965 it was declared as a part of the Brazil’s Countrywide Heritage and also has been opened after comprehensive renovating.  (more…)

  • Brazil Job Market Continues to Impress

    Brazil Job Market Continues to Impress

    Can Brazil’s record employment rate get any better? The Labor Ministry reported the creation of 280,799 last month. Beating the 209,425 posted last January. Before the numbers came out, the market was suggesting gains of 206,000.

    What do the numbers mean? Other than the fact that Brazil is still hiring like mad, it means demand is still there. And demand for goods and services means inflation, which is already 6%, its highest in around 8 years.

    Last week, the Labor Ministry reported that the country’s hiring frenzy is bringing in more workers from abroad. In 2010, Brazil companies hired 56,006 workers from other countries, up 30% from 2009.

    “The increase in these authorized workers since 2006 is because of increased foreign investments in Brazil,” says the Labor Minister’s General Coordinator for Immigrant Workers, Paulo Sergio Almeida. He cited hiring especially at industrial factories, and at oil and gas companies.

    In the industrial sector, the increase in workers is due to our own industrial park expansion, including modernization and implementation of new industrial segments. The acquisition of new equipment and technology from abroad demands that you bring in professionals specialized in supervising the building and execution of the most sensitive steps in the process of setting up this equipment in order for a decent transfer of technology to happen,” he says.

    Most of Brazil’s highest paid, high demand jobs are specialized.

    A quick look at where Brazil’s jobs will be in the next 10 years.  (more…)