IT sector in Brazil’s Maringa Struggles to Grow As Talent Shortage Bites

Currently, there are more than 600 IT positions lying vacant in the city, according to Infor Channel.

Maringa
A view of Maringa

Many IT companies in the Brazilian City of Maringa have launched in-house training programs, as they are increasingly realizing that there are no other ways to overcome the talent shortage hampering their growth.

Currently, there are more than 600 IT positions lying vacant in the city, according to Infor Channel.

Known for better living standards, Maringa is a booming IT city in the state of Paraná. The news channel says the city is home to around 400 IT companies, each employing around 100 people. Maringa’s IT sector is growing at an annual rate of 20%.

Luis Marcos Campos, President of Software By Maringá, an industry body of local IT companies, has said that “it is a constant challenge” to search for professionals.

Talent shortage is not new to Maringa, but what is new is the growing trend of hiring fresh graduates and providing them with skills training.

An HR official from software company Benner Sistemas has told the channel that they are launching a training program later in June this year. The company will take on board first year undergraduates or students pursuing technical courses and then train them in the job.

Benner, which develops software for the healthcare industry, is reportedly looking to hire 25 software developers in the city. Interestingly, all the new recruits will get their pay even for the hours they spend on training.

Another software company called SG Sistemas is running a similar training program, according to the report.

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