Two million need qualifications aimed at initial training to replace inactive workers. The remaining 7.6 million are workers who need to update themselves.
A long war can have a significant impact on Brazilian exports, causing the global economy to slow down. The sector is already assailed by hikes in commodity prices, the CNI reported.
89 percent of the companies interviewed have used their own resources to invest in the sector, and 3 percent obtained funding from private financial institutions.
Indicators for production, employment, and the use of the installed capacity were down from December to January. The index on the evolution of production scored 43.1, down from December's 43.3.