Bracell’s General Director, Pedro Stefanini; HR Manager Carlos Gasparetto; and Communication Manager Ana Paula Bortolozzi were present at a meeting held at the City Hall to present Project Star to entrepreneurs in Macatuba.
Project Star is the name given to the expansion of Bracell’s pulp mill, which represents an investment of around R$7 billion and will generate up to 7,500 jobs during the peak period of construction.
Mayor Marcos Olivatto opened the meeting by thanking everyone present and praising the importance of Bracell’s investment to the community and economy.
The meeting was organised by Macatuba City Hall, with the support of ACE (Commercial Business Association) of Macatuba, and was held in the Municipal Hall “Treze de Junho” on Wednesday, May 22.
It was attended by the Legislative President, Júlio Cesar Saes; councillors Anderson Ferreira, Eloizio Abel, Fabricio Gino Pereira and Lazão Cordeirol; the president of ACE, Evandro Manfio; Santa Casa director, Armando Soares de Oliveira; and government secretaries and guests.
The Secretary of Development, Pedro Martins, presented the Emprega Macatuba program and spoke about the importance for entrepreneurs and workers to register electronically in order to offer their labour and services.
“It was a very good meeting, several points were clarified and from now on the merchants and companies that want to do business with Bracell already have a channel, which is Emprega Macatuba, and which is available on the website of the City Hall. We are offering tools so that Macatubans can work and grow with this development boom that is approaching,” said Mayor Marcos Olivatto.
Stefanini and Gasparetto clarified the doubts of those present and highlighted that before making big investments it is necessary to remember that the work will last two years and, because of this, everything has to be evaluated very carefully so that vendors do not get indebted. They also said that it is a great opportunity for the economic development of Macatuba and the region.
Another important approach was in relation to the new jobs that will be generated and the need for professional qualification of the workers.