Brazilian aerospace manufacturer Embraer plans to hire as many as 1,000 staff in Brazil, citing the aviation industry’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the company’s continued growth.   

In its new hiring campaign, Embraer will focus on areas such as production rate recovery, services and support growth, product development and new business.  

"These hires materialize the strategic plan that includes the resumption of aviation growth and all investment in technology, innovation and new businesses at Embraer. We are very excited about the market prospects that generate career opportunities in several areas of the company," said Carlos Alberto Griner, vice-president People, ESG and Communication. 

Griner added: "Alongside the talents of traditional educational programs that meet the needs of accelerated qualification and natural replacement of professionals, the new employees will contribute to our efforts to have a more agile and competitive company in an increasingly flexible and diverse work environment." 

In 2022, Embraer expects the volume of aircraft deliveries to grow by between 15% and 25%, compared to the previous year.  

At the end of 2021, the Embraer Group had around 18,000 employees. 

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The aviation industry is preparing for the upcoming summer season of 2022, as the tourism and travel industry bounces back from the COVID-19 pandemic.  

However, the sector is facing staffing problems because of the large numbers of people placed on furlough during the global health crisis, and a subsequent increase in air travel demand before this year's busy summer period.    

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