Published on 13th January 2020
Brazilian naturalised Dutchman, Dr. Jan Wiegerinck, passed away on January 8, 2020. He was a figure of utmost importace for the Outsourcing and Temporary Work sectors in Brazil. Jan Wiegerinck was a former president of Sindeprestem (the federation for the Outsourced Services and Temporary Employment sectors in Brazil) and still acted as a counselor to the organisation.
“We are very sorry for the loss of Dr. Jan, because he developed a work and leadership that consolidated the Temporary Work and Outsourcing sector in Brazil, with this associative and entrepreneurial vision. He is a figure that leaves a great legacy and a mark on the story of work in Brazil,” laments Vander Morales, president of Fenaserhtt and Sindeprestem.
Dr. Jan Wiegerinck also played a role for the private employment services industry at global level, acting as Vice-President of the World Employment Confederation (then Ciett) from 1972 and 1984. “He truly is an historic figure for our industry, inspiring others across the world through his fight for the legal recognition of agency work in Brazil. We also remember him as a charming, respectful and caring person,” reacts Denis Pennel, Managing Director of the World Employment Confederation.