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We are Going After Jobs Everywhere – Labour Minister

Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Pearnel Charles, says that in three weeks, he will be announcing how many jobs his Ministry has matched with persons looking for employment. “You can’t have jobs if you don’t have investments. Anywhere … Continued

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Elderly Residents of St. Mary Treated

Members of the St. Mary Golden Agers Clubs called on elderly residents of the parish on Monday (Sept. 21) presenting them with gift packages and spending quality time with them. The visits were part of National Senior Citizens Week observances … Continued

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Labour Ministry Tackles Child Labour

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is moving to implement a national plan of action to address child labour in Jamaica. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates that 16,000 Jamaican children below the age of 18 are involved in … Continued

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Disabled Persons to Benefit from Adult Education Programme

More than 30 persons with disabilities are set to benefit from an adult education programme being offered by the Combined Disabilities Association (CDA), with funding from the Jamaica National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). … Continued

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Jamaicans Urged to Assist Disabled Persons

State Minister in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Andrew Gallimore, is calling on Jamaicans to help to improve the quality of life of disabled persons in the country. Minister Gallimore was speaking at the Mustard Seed Communities’ … Continued

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ILO Proposes Collaborations for Workforce Re-training Programmes

The International Labour Organisation (ILO), has recommended that the Government work with the Inter-American Research and Documentation Centre on Vocational Training (CINTERFOR) in embarking on training programmes to re-train Jamaica’s workforce. This suggestion was made by Director of the ILO’s … Continued

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Senior Citizens in Bluefields Receive Gift Packages

Senior citizens from the Bluefields area of Westmoreland have been presented with gift packages by the Bluefields People’s Community Association (BPCA), and given free specialised health care by staff and students of Bryan’s Nursing Academy in the parish, over the … Continued

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Minister Charles to Intervene in NAJ/CMO Issue Tuesday

Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Pearnel Charles, has summoned an emergency meeting for Tuesday morning (August 11) at the Ministry in Kingston, to discuss the current demonstration by registered nurses at public health facilities. The Ministry of Labour … Continued

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Jamaicans Urged to Help Transform the Country

Jamaicans in the Diaspora are being encouraged to become more actively engaged in transforming the country. “If you believe in Jamaica, give yourself to the process of national building in Jamaica and help the nation pull through to her capability, … Continued

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Social Protection Project Strengthens Safety Net for Poor

Efforts to safeguard the welfare of indigents, and other persons in need of public assistance, have been boosted by the Government’s implementation of the Social Protection Project. The initiative aims at enhancing Jamaica’s social protection framework, by expanding the Programme … Continued

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Ministry of Labour Urges Employers to Support SYEAT

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security has issued a plea for Jamaican employers to support its Special Youth Employment and Training (SYEAT) Project, despite the economic challenges. Speaking at a JIS Think Tank Session Tuesday (July 22) at the … Continued

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Ministry of Labour to Strengthen Conciliation Machinery

Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Pearnel Charles, says that his Ministry will be strengthening its conciliation machinery to reduce the number of labour disputes referred to the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) for settlement. Speaking at a Labour Advisory … Continued

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Govt. Spent $30.5 Million on Emergency Relief in 2008/09

Government expenditure to deliver emergency relief to individuals who suffered dislocation caused by disasters during the 2008/09 fiscal year, amounted to some $30.5 million, Labour and Social Security Minister, Hon. Pearnel Charles, has reported. Addressing the inaugural staging of the … Continued

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Ministry of Labour Starts Energy Conservation Programme

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security has responded to Prime Minister the Hon. Bruce Golding’s charge to the public sector to reduce energy usage, with the launch of its conservation programme, ‘Conservation is a Plus. Turn it off’. Portfolio … Continued

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