100-year-old man in Brazil breaks record for “world’s oldest employee

Walter Orthmann has just celebrated his 100th birthday. For 84 of those years, he worked in a textile company.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At 100 years old, Walter Orthmann of Brazil is the person with the longest career in a company in the world, spanning more than eight decades.

"It's remarkable that you wake up in the morning and you have a commitment. When you have a commitment, you don't feel like time is passing (...) I really love to work," Orthmann told EFE.

The Brazilian, born in 1922, has worked for a textile company in the city of Brusque in the southern state of Santa Catarina for 84 years and has been named the "world's oldest . . .

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