Construction and services aimed at the staging of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil have generated around 20.4 thousand formal jobs in the period between January 2012 and March 2014. The figure refers to the total number of vacancies offered by the National Employment System (SINE) in the city in a year. The data have been included in the first study conducted by the Employment Observatory from Curitiba City Hall.
The survey shows that during the World Cup preparation stage, 15.9 thousand jobs were create in the hotel, restaurant, transport and tourism sectors, as well as in construction works being done in the city. During the tournament itself, according to Curitiba City Hall, 4,500 formal jobs will be created. The figure includes the 3 thousand people working in the Baixada Arena on match days and the 250 at the Fan Fest, which will be held at the Paulo Leminski quarry.
Transport and tourism
According to data from the Employment and Unemployment Registry (CAGED), 10,009 workers have been hired in the hotel and restaurant area (5% increase in relation to the same period last year) and 948 in the transport and tourism sectors (up 117%). According to the Brazilian Association of Bars and Restaurants (ABRASEL-PR), an increase of R$ 240 million in financial transactions is expected for the restaurant sector in the state of Paraná as a result of the World Cup. In addition to free courses for waiters and bartenders, focusing on the 2014 World Cup, restaurants and bars are adapting their menus.
Road related construction works have led to 1,300 direct and 3,900 indirect jobs. Construction works at the Baixada Arena have led to 5,523 jobs. Construction works at the airport meant 3,000 jobs, while roadworks conducted by the state of Paraná hired 1,900 people. The information was provided by the INFRAERO Superintendence, Curitiba City Hall, CAP S/A and construction companies.