JIS News

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security will be observing Labour Market Information System (LMIS) Month during January 2011. The objective is to promote and increase awareness of the LMIS in order to facilitate its growth and effectiveness in developing a responsive labour market in Jamaica.
The Internet-based LMIS is a one-stop data/information source as well as job placement facility. Through the LMIS, employers can post job orders and search for matching candidates, while job seekers can upload resumes and apply for jobs online. Additionally labor market indicators provide information about the economy, the labour force and the population.
A number of activities are being planned to take place during the “LMIS Month’, including a church service, a formal LMIS re-launch ceremony and open day, a labor market seminar, and an employers’ drive targeting new employers and entrepreneurs. Displays will also be mounted at branch offices in each parish.
Labor and Social Security Minister, Honorable Pearnel Charles, is expected to attend the church service on Sunday, January 9, 2011 at the Boulevard United Church, 17 Appleton Avenue, Kingston 20 to officially launch the month of activities. The service is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m.
The Minister will also deliver the keynote address at the re-launch ceremony and open day on Tuesday, January 11, 2010 at the Ministry’s North Street office beginning at 9:00 a.m., and will also participate in the labor market seminar at the Ministry scheduled for Thursday, January 13, 2011. Launched in January 2002, the LMIS system is managed through the Ministry’s Planning and Monitoring Unit with the long-term goal of producing young people who are knowledgeable, informed and motivated to form the next generation of workers or entrepreneurs and contribute positively to nation-building and economic development.
Its target group include local and international investors who are seeking information on the availability of skills and other matters related to the local labor market; employers; workers’ organizations; Government policy makers and planners; planners and policy makers in education and training; self-employed persons; students; guidance and career counselors, among others.