The President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro (PL), announced today a measure that institutes a program aimed at the insertion and maintenance of women and young people in the labor market. At an event held at Palácio do Planalto, the Minister of Labor and Social Security, José Carlos Oliveira, said that the current administration was responsible for delivering “the greatest policies” aimed mainly at victims of domestic violence.
“It is necessary to invest in the training of women so that they can fight on an equal footing with men in the labor market”, said the minister, who recognizes that the measures can yield electoral results to Bolsonaro.
The measures are part of a series of projects that the government should launch in the labor area as a weapon in the attempt to re-election. The idea is to take advantage of the Labor Day celebrations, celebrated on May 1st. The theme is one of the flags of former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT), Bolsonaro’s main opponent.
“The new program creates a series of measures to promote good practices in promoting the employability of women, such as flexible work arrangements, qualification in strategic areas for professional advancement and support for women to return to work after maternity leave” , said the Presidency of the Republic in a note.
For the female group, the measure provides for the implementation of various support measures for early childhood parenting. “Flexibility of the work regime for parents after the end of maternity leave will also be encouraged, such as the implementation of part-time work and workday compensation through an hour bank, in addition to the 12-hour workday for 36 uninterrupted hours.” of rest, when the activity allows”, highlights the government.
Bolsonaro gives the floor to deputy
President Jair Bolsonaro opened his speech about the program aimed at women with a joke and proceeded to give the floor to federal deputy Celina Leão (PP-DF), so that she could explain the measures sanctioned today.
“Attention only men. When a single man is tired of being happy, what does he do? He looks for a girlfriend, marries her and to be even happier,” he said, turning his gaze to the first lady, Michelle Bolsonaro. “But there is a better person than me to talk about actions in favor of women in Parliament,” she said.
Celina greeted Michelle, former minister Damares Alves and the federal deputies present at the event. “I believe that Brazil needs to know the history that Bolsonaro is writing through women. Bolsonaro sanctioned 66 laws in favor of women in the country. You have sanctioned projects by opposition deputies many times,” said the congresswoman.
project for young people
For young people, according to the government, the program seeks to increase opportunities for training and productive inclusion of adolescents and young people through professional learning. The decree creates 100,000 vacancies in vocational education, in order to help improve the qualifications and employability of young people, according to the government.
“100,000 new apprenticeships were created and the National Apprenticeship Hiring Incentive Project was instituted, through which participating companies will have benefits to regularize compliance with the apprenticeship quota, with an estimated hiring of 250,000 teenagers and young people this year”, he announced.