Americanas start layoffs in Rio de Janeiro

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Americanas start layoffs in Rio de Janeiro

Americanas, one of the largest retailers in the country, which started its judicial recovery on the last 19th, started this Tuesday (31st) the cuts in personnel.

THE Sheet found that the dismissals began in Rio de Janeiro, the headquarters of the company, which was founded in 1927 by American immigrants.

The cuts, at this first moment, should involve indirect employees, according to the Sheetbut will also be extended to personnel hired under the CLT regime.

An additional difficulty for the cuts is that, in the rush to present its judicial recovery, in order not to have receivables blocked by creditor banks, Americanas did not include employees in the process. That is, the amount owed to the cut employees cannot enter the judicial recovery process, and must be paid normally by the company.

The company has around R$42 billion in debt with creditors. There are around 45,000 direct employees and approximately 60,000 indirect employees.

When contacted, Americanas did not comment until the beginning of the afternoon of this Tuesday (31).

The Union of Employees in Commerce of Rio de Janeiro stated that, until the beginning of the afternoon, it had not received information about layoffs at Americanas.

Alongside trade union centrals, the entity announced the holding of an act in defense of the network’s workers. The demonstration is scheduled for Friday (3), in Cinelândia, in downtown Rio.

Collaborated with Leonardo Vieceli

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