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Brazil Lawmakers Studying Ways to Curb Job Losses, Estado Says

Oct. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Brazil’s government is considering new measures aimed at curbing job losses nationwide, O Estado de Sao Paulo reported.

Lawmakers aim to reduce unjustified firings and unemployment benefit fraud, the newspaper said, citing government officials. They’re weighing taxes on companies that fire more workers than their competitors and tougher standards for accessing unemployment benefits, the publication said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Matthew Malinowski in Santiago at mmalinowski@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Sylvia Wier at swier@bloomberg.net

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