Brazil has a huge lack of housing and infrastructure, and despite going through ups and downs in the economy, civil construction has a great impact both on GDP and on the generation of jobs and income. Due to its economic and social importance, this sector has a fundamental role in the country’s development. With the positive impact, the civil construction sector is one of the main sectors that generate jobs in Brazil.
Recent economic indicators prove the efficiency of civil construction to increase economic growth and generate jobs in Brazil and abroad. After 20 consecutive quarters with a negative result, in which it accumulated a retraction of 27.7% and lost more than one million workers with a formal contract, the sector reached October 2019 accumulating 124 thousand new vacancies, leveraged by the real estate market. The resumption of investment makes the economy grow in a sustained manner and civil construction is the activity with the greatest potential to generate results at this time.
According to Márcio Miranda, CEO of United HR (Executive search and outplacement consultancy), the construction industry is the one that, today, has the greatest capacity to create new jobs with the quality, volume and capillarity that the country needs. With a strong economic and social impact, this activity is at the origin of the production of all goods and services, fulfilling a perfect cycle that creates jobs even after finalizing and delivering their projects. Horizontal, when stimulated, construction pulls with it at least 62 other industry segments.
Many executives in the civil construction sector who are looking for a replacement in outplacement processes at United HR are returning to the job market, says Márcio Miranda, CEO of United HR.
The savings balance reached R $ 1 trillion at the end of September this year, a historic record. Since the beginning of the year, the balance has grown by more than R $ 150 billion, considering that at the end of 2019 there were approximately R $ 850 billion in this account. It is important to highlight that these resources comprise the resources of the Brazilian Savings and Loan System (SBPE) and rural savings (Source: Lafis).
Márcia Pillat and Gustavo Apostolico, outplacement specialists at United HR, point out that the civil construction sector, the destination of a significant part of these resources, benefits from this movement of growth in the supply of resources and has started to generate more job openings. < / p>
According to the latest data provided by the Brazilian Association of Real Estate Credit and Savings Entities (Abecip), the sum of operations contracted with passbook resources (SBPE) for acquisition, construction, renovation and construction material showed a 40% growth in the accumulated between January and September 2020 in relation to the same period of the previous year, reaching the mark of R $ 65.9 billion in financing. Another important indicator was the growth in the number of financed units, which expanded by 31% on the same comparison basis, serving 237 thousand financed units, with the months of August and September showing the best performances since 2014 (Source: EMMIS).
Among the justifications for the growth in the supply of resources in savings, the highlight is the reduction of spending by families in the face of restrictions imposed by public policies to combat Covid-19, which restricted the movement and agglomeration of people and ended up reducing spending on travel and consumption of drinks and food away from home, for example. In addition, the payment of emergency aid also contributed to the increase in the supply of credit, since it made more resources available to the population.
On the demand side, that is, of the people and companies that accessed the financing, the maintenance of the interest rate at a historically low level, in parallel with the reduction of expenses mentioned above and the increase of the small home improvement reforms were some of the factors that justified the greater demand for these resources and, consequently, the increase in employability in the civil construction sector, says Márcio Miranda, CEO of United HR.