The vacancies are part of the company's admissions plan that is being applied across all regions of Brazil.
In a conference call with analysts last week, JBS had already committed to maintaining its more than 240,000 jobs worldwide, including in Brazil, in addition to the investments announced for the next five years, to the amount of R$8bn in the country.
The company operates more than 130 units allocated in about 100 Brazilian municipalities, and more often than not is the main employer in that region.
Given that food production is part of the list of essential activities for the population, in the context of the coronavirus crisis, JBS has instigated a number of measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
To ensure health and safety in its factories, offices and Distribution Centers, the company adopted the guidelines and protocols of WHO (World Health Organization), the Ministry of Health, state governments and city halls.
Among the actions defined by JBS are several practices to curb the crowding of people, hygiene and disinfection of environments, removal of people at risk, systematic communication for prevention and individual protection, among others.
A JBS USA facility temporarily reduced production following several staff members displaying 'flu-like' symptoms. The site, located in Pennsylvania, is expected to return to full production on 14 April.