|The Economist, January 27, 2011|
This week's The Economist is running an article on a market study on executive pay. In Brazil, specifically, São Paulo, pay is highest, with generous bonuses to boot - coupled with extremely high taxes, this makes hiring executive professionals daunting. Even without the real valorization, São Paulo is an expensive place to hire top-execs, when you get them.
In addition, a befriended Blog (Expat American in Brazil) confirms what I have also noticed: Scarce local labor (especially on a high level) is starting to make an export of labor from other countries an option - in addition to trying to get Brazilian Expats abroad to return to Brazil.