Small businesses generate 80% of formal jobs in 2023, says Sebrae
Of every five workers who found a place in the formal job market in Rio Grande do Norte last year, four were hired by a micro and small company. The information is in the RN Employment Map, a publication prepared by Sebrae in Rio Grande do Norte, based on numbers from the General Register of Employed and Unemployed Persons (Caged) in December.
According to the survey, small businesses were responsible for 80% of all 22,630 new jobs opened in the state throughout 2023 and contributed decisively to the job balance ending 2023 with an increase of 7.79% compared to the previous year. recorded in the previous year, when 20,994 new vacancies were created in total.
Among the activities, the services sector was the biggest generator of opportunities for those looking to enter the contracting system with a formal contract.
The provision of services created 11,434 formal jobs last year, with emphasis on teleservice activities. The industrial sector was the second to open the most opportunities in 2023, with 4,349 new vacancies created. Mainly in the area of sewage networks, not including the management of these networks. Civil construction had a balance of 3,824 jobs created. The construction of buildings alone employed 2,356 more workers in this activity.
Traditionally leading the ranking of job openings in RN, commerce did not perform as well as in previous years and ended 2023 with a balance of 1,812 vacancies – increased mainly by hiring carried out by general merchandise retail, with a predominance of the supermarket segment, which 672 new jobs were created. In the agricultural sector, the balance was 1,211 vacancies, driven by melon cultivation.
The Employment Map reveals the regions in which the vacancies created last year were distributed, taking into account the five municipalities that opened or closed the most jobs. The capital of the West was the city where the largest volume of new jobs was opened. In total, 6,923 jobs were created in 12 months in Mossoró, while Natal opened another 5,241. Located in the Metropolitan Region, the municipalities of Parnamirim and São Gonçalo do Amarante were in third and fourth positions due to the opening of 2,041 and 1,337 jobs respectively. Assú completes the list with 1,074 jobs created.
On the other hand, the balance of vacancies closed was higher in Alto do Rodrigues, where 589 vacancies were closed last year. The city of Riachuelo entered the list of negative statistics, with the second biggest loss: 528 vacancies. In Areia Branca, Lagoa Nova and Serra do Mel, the losses were 315, 270 and 222 vacancies lost respectively throughout 2023.