Equally enthusiastic about this opportunity, but with a different profile, is Edmilson Pereira Soares, 43 and married with two children, who worked on installation of a line of presses, the largest pieces of equipment in the plant.
Born and raised in Goiana, Edmilson formerly sold clothes and other merchandise door-to-door and occasionally worked as a painter. Now he is a trained professional proud of his new role as general assistant in the Press Shop and, for the first time in his life, also has access to benefits related to the formal work, taking part of the whole social welfare policies.
As a sign of the new plant’s importance for the region, local universities presented management with CVs of their best students for consideration for positions at the plant.
Under an international study program, 10 Brazilian engineering students have been given the opportunity to study at the Politecnico di Torino in Italy, which ranks as one of Europe’s top technical schools. Upon successful completion of their studies, the students will be offered a position at the Pernambuco plant.
Updates on the activities at Pernambuco will be provided over the coming months. Additional information can be found here.