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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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PATH Reviews Beneficiary Identification System

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security has reviewed the beneficiary identification system for the Programme for Advancement through Health and Education (PATH) and will be rolling out the new questionnaire in September 2012. Portfolio Minister, Hon. Derrick Kellier, made … Continued

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NIS Benefits go up in January

Cabinet has approved increases in all categories of pensions, grants and allowances payable under the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) effective from January 10, 2013. This was disclosed by Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier on July 25, … Continued

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National Disability Bill to be Tabled Soon

The National Disability Bill will soon be tabled in Parliament, Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, has informed. “I am very pleased to advise that consistent with our commitment to upholding the rights and freedoms of persons … Continued

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Minimum Wage Increases to $5,000

The national minimum wage will be increased from $4,500 to $5,000 per 40-hour work week as of Monday, September 3, 2012. Labour of Social Security Minister, Hon. Derrick Kellier, made the announcement on July 25, during his contribution to the … Continued

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Gov’t Looks to Expand Overseas Work Programmes

The Government of Jamaica is looking to expand the overseas employment programmes by increasing the number of workers employed and the eligible categories of workers, and extending the programme to new countries. “We are particularly aware of the increased potential … Continued

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Gov’t Looks to Expand Overseas Work Programmes

The Government of Jamaica is looking to expand the overseas employment programmes by increasing the number of workers employed and the eligible categories of workers, and extending the programme to new countries. "We are particularly aware of the increased potential … Continued

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Minimum Wage Commission to Analyse Submissions

The Minimum Wage Advisory Commission will be meeting next week to analyse submissions made by the public, which will assist in its review of the national minimum wage and the minimum wage of industrial security guards. Speaking at the final … Continued

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Kellier Lauds Rebranded Workforce Education Institute

Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, has praised the newly rebranded Institute for Workforce Education and Development (IWED) for its continued commitment to the development of the country’s workforce through education and training. “The Ministry of Labour … Continued

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Minimum Wage Commission needs input from Employers

Employers are being urged to participate in the consultations on the minimum wage, organised by the Minimum Wage Advisory Commission, to have their views heard on the matter. Commission Chairman, Silvera Castro, who spoke to JIS News on June 19, … Continued

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ID System To Track Homeless Persons

KINGSTON – The Board of Supervision (BOS) of the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development is putting in place an identification system, as it looks to more adequately meet the needs of Jamaica’s homeless. National Homelessness Coordinator, Damion Campbell, … Continued

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JEEP to Address Housing Needs of the Poor

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, says addressing the housing needs of thousands of Jamaicans living in poverty, will be one of the key areas of focus under Phase II of the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP). Speaking … Continued

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