With the shy performance of the economy after the recession in the labor market still rising to recover, service applications – such as Uber, 99, iFood and Rappi – have together become the largest employer in the country.
Nearly 4 million independent employees now use platforms as a source of income. If they were collected on a single salary, it would be 35 times greater than that of the mail, the largest state-owned company with 109,000 servers.
In addition to these applications, which represent changes in the provision of services, they have accompanied significant changes in labor relations. For freelancers, profit from apps becomes one of the main sources of revenue. According to the National Household Sample Survey (Pnad) of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), 3.8 million Brazilians working with the platforms represent 17% of the 23.8 million workers in this situation. Until February.