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Regular Data on Labor Force Needed – Dalley

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Horace Dalley, says Jamaica needs to have regular, timely and reliable data on the labour force. He further says that a modern economy “must be able to … Continued


NCSC Stages Retirement Expo on Sunday

The National Council for Senior Citizens (NCSC) will be staging its Grand Retirement Exposition on Sunday (Oct. 21) on the Jamaica College grounds, St. Andrew. The event, which gets underway at 10:00 a.m., seeks to raise awareness among Jamaicans about … Continued


JSIF Behaviour Intervention Programe Reaps Benefit

Some six hundred students and parents, along with a number of guidance counsellors in St. James, are benefitting from a 12 month intervention and behavioral programme sponsored by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) at a cost of over $24 … Continued


Abilities Foundation Stages Civil Registration Exhibition

The Abilities Foundation of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security will be observing Abilities Day, with a civil registration exhibition on Friday, October 5, at its 191 Constant Spring Road Office, Kingston, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Themed, 'Removing Barriers, … Continued


Bauxite Deal Saves 600 Jobs at Ewarton

The Government has granted a bauxite levy concession to Russian-based aluminum company UC Rusal, which will ensure, among other things, that the 600 local jobs are maintained at the Ewarton Works refinery in St. Catherine. This was revealed by Minister … Continued


Gov’t Taking Measures to Protect Older Population

Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Phyllis Mitchell, says that the Government is taking steps to protect older Jamaicans, who make up 11 per cent of the population. She informed that a Maintenance Act to protect … Continued


JEF President Suggests Strategy to Create Competitive Workforce

President of the Jamaica Employers' Federation (JEF), Wayne Chen, has identified a structured education system, backed by sound parenting, as an effective strategy to create a globally competitive workforce. "We have the immediate challenge of creating a globally competitive workforce…we … Continued


Campaign to Increase School Attendance by PATH Students

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security, concerned about a fall off in school attendance by students, who benefit under the Programme for Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH), has launched an initiative aimed at affirming the benefits of education. … Continued


JEF Hosts CEO Breakfast Tomorrow

The Jamaica Employers' Federation (JEF) will be hosting a CEO Breakfast on Wednesday (September 12) at the Wyndham Kingston hotel beginning at 7:30 a.m. The session is part of activities to mark National Employers’ Month, which is being observed this … Continued


Workforce Intervention Programme Yields Results

A recently implemented workforce intervention programme between the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and various private sector organisations to provide short-term employment for young, skilled Jamaicans has been a success. Portfolio Minister, Hon. Derrick Kellier, informed that under the … Continued


40,000 Jamaicans Could Gain Employment through MoU

A potential 40,000 Jamaicans could gain employment in the private sector, through an agreement between the Government and the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC). A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the implementation of the 'Jamaica Employ' initiative was signed this … Continued


PATH to Launch Back To School Campaign

The Programme of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH), in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, will launch its back to school campaign, dubbed: “School Wi Seh”, on Tuesday, September 11, at the Kingston High School, starting at 10.00 … Continued


JEEP Employs Over 15,000

Over 15,000 persons have been employed in JEEP Phase 1.  The JEEP secretariat has reported an overwhelming and satisfactory response to the programme noting that its first phase exceeded its projection of 5,000 persons employed.  Persons were employed within participating … Continued


Businesses must operate within Formal Economy – JEF

President of the Jamaica Employers' Federation (JEF), Wayne Chen, has stressed the need for businesses to operate within the formal economy, noting that this is critical for the country prosperity. "We recognize that one of the foundations of our future … Continued


Increase in Minimum Wage Takes Effect Today

The new national minimum wage of $5,000 per 40-hour work week, takes effect today, September 3, 2012. The 11 per cent increase in the minimum wage is as a result of recommendations from the Minimum Wage Advisory Commission. Minister of … Continued


Labour Market Study Showing Job Vacancies

Preliminary reports from a labour market study being conducted by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security indicate that there are employment opportunities in a number of industries. The study, involving 606 organisations across the island, seeks to capture the … Continued

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