Women's work in the clothing industry: a case study

This article analyzes the changes that have occured in a major company of the clothing field in the state of Rio Grande do Sul and its relations concerning the chores, control and qualification of female labour. Most female workers of this company hold a low schooling level, a low salary and their chores are organised in a task-based pattern. However, since microeletronic technology and new forms of labour management have been applied in this company, new opportunities for training and professional reintegration have arisen in strategic production sectors for some women.


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