Brazil is gearing up for the 2016 Summer Olympics, and has now  has revealed its plans for “ambitious hiring goals” for the next year. 224 professional positions will be up for grabs within 2013. By the year 2016, the committee expects to employ some 4,000 people.

A range of areas will be covered in the job postings: engineers, medical staff , technicians, journalists, transportation specialists, and more. All positions are open to non-Brazilian professionals, however in order to qualify for hiring for most positions the applicant must be fluent in Portuguese. The positions that do not require Portuguese language skills are available for viewing on the English version of the Rio 2016 site. Out of country hires will also be assisted by Brazil in obtaining work Visa’s. The Olympic Organizing Committee is remaining hopeful that the promise of a unique cultural exchange, paired with attractive wages, will persuade applicants from all over the world.

Applications have already started pouring in, with the Systems Assistant position having received 2,433 applications, Licensing Manager 1,611 and a Sponsors Relations Specialist 1,471 submissions. By the end of 2012, 371 employees had already been hired, working on new stadiums and infrastructure projects of the like.

The Olympics are always a great economic booster worldwide, especially in the host country. Brazilians expect to see a definite economy boost with the job opportunities made available by the games.

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