The Seara unit located in Montenegro, Rio Grande do Sul state, opened its doors during the month of January to another group of 14 Venezuelan migrants living in shelter in Roraima. The action is part of the brand’s Acolher project and is linked to the Operação Acolhida (Operation Reception) project of the Brazilian Government and the UN in which JBS is a partner, and it is working on accustoming these people to interiorization with the aim of settling them within Brazilian society.
The unit is called into action when new groups of Venezuelans arrive in Brazil, specifically in Roraima (which is on the border and has NGOs that assist with accommodations, for example). Thereafter, there is a selection process for full-time vacancies in the operations area.
“JBS affords the opportunity for a new lease of life and, together with the NGOs and the population, provides support by collecting furniture, utensils and clothing, among other things required to receive these families in the best possible manner. We are always monitoring the groups so that they adapt well to interiorization, both within and outside the company, as members of society. I am very proud to be part and have been the “godmother” of this project here in Montenegro”, explains the unit’s HR analyst, Vanessa Lermen Corpes.
Following approval in the selection process, the new employees start work at the unit and are accommodated in hotels and other available locations with the help of the NGOs and the UN. Seara in Montenegro provides the families with meals and food baskets for 30 days to assist them with their interiorization.