Social economy could keep 3m jobs, says Brazil

The National Secretary of Social Economy (Senaes) esteems that 3 millions of Brazilians should work, during this year, in co-ops or professional associations that manage their own business, accordingn to a notice published today by the Agencia Brasil.

The evaluation was deed by the assistant secretary of the Senaes, Fábio José Bechara Sanchez, from a study carried out by the organ, that indicates a growth of 100% in the number of people enolved with the solidarity economy in Brazil, since the previous hoist, of 2007.

According to the Senaes, four years ago those organizations occupied approximately 1.6 million people, mainly in the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Ceará and Bahia and act basically in ten sectors of the economy, as family agriculture, civil construction, clothing and beekeeping, between others.

In interview to the Agência Brasil, Marcelo Khedi Gomes Rodrigues, secretary-general of the Central of Co-ops and Solidarity Business (Unisol Brazil), confirmed that the social economy is growing enough, according to him, mainly in the states of the North (Amazon) and Northeast regions, that concentrate the greatest number of poor people in the country.

“First, it (social economy) appeared like an alternative to the unemployment, but we already see people adhering the organizations by option, by believing in the perspectives, says Rodrigues.

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