Brazil’s Vale hiring thousands

Kenneth Rapoza – Forbes, 04/09/2012

Sony of Japan might be laying off 10,000 in the months ahead, according to local business daily Nikkei.  But one natural resource behemoth in Brazil will add that much in a year, then triple it by 2015.

A slow Chinese economy won’t stop them. Lawsuits and tax liabilities in Brazil and Europe isn’t a problem for Brazilian mining company Vale. According to an article in Monday’s Folha de São Paulo, Vale is on a hiring binge and plans to hire around 10,000 people a year worldwide for the next three years.

Human Resources director at Vale, Vânia Somavilla, told Folha that they will hire 10,000 globally this year and around the same amount each year until 2015 as the company continues to build out new mines in Brazil and elsewhere.  Vale has around 134,000 employees around the world currently.  It is Brazil’s biggest mining company and the leading exporter of iron ore.

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