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  • Brazil suffering a tech-talent shortage
  • Brazil suffering a tech-talent shortage
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Brazil suffering a tech-talent shortage

With a population of 200 million, Brazil is one of the biggest internet markets in the world, hosting scores of companies devoted to social media, digital advertising, e-commerce and other online businesses. But when it comes to finding tech-talent, the country falls short.



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