The Petrobras System closed the year with a total of 2,519 employees being hired in Brazil, consolidating the current total of 76,919 employees. This represents a 3.6% increase compared to 2008. The number of employees of companies providing services in Brazil and abroad, meanwhile, is 295,260. Our staff is distributed among the 56 occupations included in the Petrobras Job and Position Plan, which offers vacancies to high school and college graduates. Nearly 100% of Petrobras System’s employees in Brazil are under openended employment contracts. In 2009, we had 368 employees under fixed-term contracts, and 44 employees under special contracts. The latter have no timeframe, but are bound by the tenure or term of a company officer.
|Company||Staff per type of contract (Brazil)|
|Open-ended employment contract||Time-limited employment contract||Special contract||Total|
|Petrobras (Petróleo Brasileiro S.A.)||55,786||16||55,802|
|Alberto Pasqualini Refinery (Refap)||826||1||2||829|
|Company||Staff per Region (Brazil)|
|Petrobras (Petróleo Brasileiro S.A.)||38,509||2,026||1,296||150||13,821||55,802|
|Alberto Pasqualini Refinery (Refap)||829||829|
|Staff per Employment System (Brazil)|
|Employment System||Petrobras (Petróleo Brasileiro S.A.)||Petrobras Distribuidora||Liquigás||Transpetro||Refap||Petroquisa||Total|
|Special for Air Support||42||42|
Employees are hired at the Petrobras System by a public selection process, without any type of discrimination in terms of origin, race, gender, color, age or of any other form, in compliance with the Brazilian Federal Constitution. In the case of the international Business Units, employees are selected via interviews and résumé analyses. In addition to staff recruitment overseas complying with the laws in effect in each country, it is our practice to encourage the hiring of local labor, in other words, citizens of the country, including for management positions.
Given the principle of equality stated in its Code of Ethics, the company offers equal employment opportunities to all of its employees which is stated at its policies, practices, and procedures. Climbing the professional ladder at Petrobras, including being appointed for management positions, is the result of individual merit measured based on the professional’s performance. We ensure our employees the right to know and to be represented in the preparation of the assessment and functional progression criteria.
Employee turnover at Petrobras in 2009 was lower than in 2008. In the year, the turnover rate was 5.08%, including employees assigned to work in other countries, while in the previous year, measured pursuant to the same parameters, it was 6.15%. Excluding the International Area, we have an even smaller percentage: 3.56%.
The highest turnover rates in the country were distributed per gender, among men (2.97%); age, among people aged up to 25 years (0.86%); and per Brazilian region, in the Southeast (2.37%).
|Turnover at the Petrobras System|
|Company||Total turnover (%)|
|Petrobras (Petróleo Brasileiro S.A.)||2.28|
|TOTAL NOT INCLUDING THE INTERNATIONAL AREA||3.56|
|Turnover per region (Brazil)|
|Region||Total turnover (%)|
The company offers equal employment opportunities to all of its employees in its policies, practices, and procedures.