Works at the Polo guarantee employment to 5,433 workers this year in Cubatão

It was the only city in the region to show hiring numbers higher than those of layoffs until September 2018

RPBC announces that it will hold another two stops for maintenance of Cubatão Refinery units in 2019. And the CDHU, the hiring of workers from Cubatão, by PAT, to carry out maintenance work on the Bolsão 8 neighborhood. The departament is also monitoring studies for the resumption of primary steel production activities at the Usiminas, plant in Cubatão.

The guarantee of qualified labor in industrial assembly and civil construction is among the 11 reasons for investors to choose the Industrial Pole of Cubatão to implant manufacturing industries. Who guarantees is the Municipal Departament of Employment and Development, Marcos Espírito Santo.

Engaged in the Cide-Ciesp and City Hall campaign to show that Cubatão is an Opportunity Factory, it displays numbers stamped by General Register of Employed and Unemployed (Caged) plataform that, despite the economic crisis, the City was the only one in the region to show contracting numbers higher than of layoffs in 2018. Of the 5,433 workers who obtained vacancies in the City, 2,056 were sent via Cubatão’s Workers’ Assistance Service (PAT) for the execution of stop jobs in industries – among them the Presidente Bernardes Cubatão Refinery (RPBC).

Although he makes reservations about the effects of his evaluation, because it depends on market variations, resumption of political actions for the industrial development and decisions of each company, Marcos Espírito Santo sees with optimism the coming year.

Stops at the refinery

“We must consider that the resumption of development will depend on the next Federal Government. But I see bigger job opportunities in Cubatão”.

The management of RPBC announces that it will make two more stops for maintenance in 2019. In addition, the CDHU – at the request of the mayor – guaranteed the movement of workers from Cubatão, hired via PAT, to carry out maintenance work on the Bolsão 8 neighborhood. The company that won the bid also disputed construction works on housing in the area that is being landed on Ilha Caraguatá neighborhood. “If he wins, he will give priority to Cubatão workers. And if it’s another company, we’re going after the directors so they can hire City workers, too”, he explains.

 Agenda 21

The Departament of Employment is also accompanying studies for the resumption of primary steel production activities at the Unsiminas plant in Cubatão.

“We have information that is being evaluated the operational resumption of one of the furnaces, within the proposal of the president of the company in 2020. We are interacting in support of Cide-Ciesp, within which recommends Agenda 21, to prepare workers from Cubatão to act in investments that meet the proposal that Cubatão is a Factory of Opportunities mainly for the installation of transformation industries, generating new jobs”, he says.


According to the PAT supervisor of Cubatão, Rogério Vieira, the departament has a large registry of workers in PAT (part of them already digitized) ready to attend the call of several professionals resident in Cubatão, which goes from masons, plumbers, electricians, assemblers to welders and helpers, ready to assist investors who want to install manufacturing industries in the city or expand the facilities of existing units. This organization has the support of the Unemployment Committee of Cubatão.

PAT forwards workers to pole companies 

In keeping with the commitment made since 2005 in Agenda 21 – Cubatão the City We Want in 2020, the polo industries have been recommending to contractors who provide services to the industries, which primarily hire residents of the City, in the works to stop the factories. Similar appeal has been made by the Municipal Government in the construction of housing projects in the City (Ilha Caraguatá, Worker’s Park and reforms of the Rubens Lara and Bolsão 8 neighborhoods complexes).

The results have been positive in spite of the crisis in the economy.

From January to September this year, companies in Cubatão admitted 5,433 people, according to the General Register of Employed and Unemployed (Caged), an agency of the Ministry of Labor. Of that total, 2,026 were able to get the job thanks to referrals made by the Workers’ Assistance Service (PAT), an agency that works within the scope of the Municipal Departament for Employment and Sustainable Development. PAT is an agency that acts as an intermediary in the labor market, maintaining a register of workers and vacancies requested by polo support companies. According to Caged, in the same period, there were 5,357 layoffs, that is, for each person who became unemployed in Cubatão, one found employment, leaving a positive balance of 76 people still admitted. The number of formal jobs in the City is 25,752, in 3,022 companies, of industries, support companies, commerce and services.

PAT’s Address: Avenida Dr. Fernando Costa, 1.088, Vila Couto, Cubatão.


Ciesp recommends hiring

Marcos Espírito Santo, secretary of Employment and Development

According to Marcos Espirito Santo, these numbers indicate a warming in the local labor market, generated by improvements in the economic indexes. The strong performance of the PAT in the intermediation of hiring is attributed by Marcos to the relationship of trust that exists today between the City Hall, the companies – mainly of the industrial sector – and the workers. “This confidence was won thanks mainly to the transparency with which the municipal Public Power has acted and to the level of awareness that the sectors involved have regarding the problem of unemployment in the city”. 


According to the secretary, there is already a climate of cooperation today in Cubatão, which has allowed, among other benefits, that local labor is valued. “The Center of Industries of the State of São Paulo (Ciesp) has acted as a company awareness agent to hire workers from here”.

The business sectors, according to Marcos, have also been acting in tune with the City Hall in actions that involve income generation. This is the case, for example, of the Commercial and Industrial Association of Cubatão (ACIC), which gives its headquarters facilities to the Micro Business Support Service (Sebrae) to undertake entrepreneurship courses and provide guidance to those who wish to have their own business.

“Our biggest challenge right now is to make the number of places available to those who are entering the job market (first job) and for women. With this objective, we are already developing some projects and actions”,he concludes.


Source: A Tribuna Newspaper