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Govt, JCC partner to create 40,000 jobs
2012-09-10 09:05:28 | (0 Comments)
Some 40,000 Jamaicans are likely to gain employment in the private sector through an initiative of the Government and the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC).
Both parties will this morning sign a Memorandum of Understanding for the initiative called ‘Jamaica Employ’.
The ceremony is scheduled for 9.30 at the Ministry of Labour and is to be attended by Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller; Labour Minister, Derrick Kellier and JCC president Milton Samuda President.
The Prime Minister proposed the Jamaica Employ programme last year, after she was sworn in as Head of Government.
The programme will see private sector companies providing a job for at least one unemployed qualified person.
A statement from the Labour Ministry says today’s signing of the MOU is the first step in the implementation of the employment initiative.
It said the initiative will see a more structured information sharing mechanism between job seekers and prospective employers.
The labour ministry said when fully operationalised, the ‘Jamaica Employ’ programme has the capacity to create at least 40,000 additional jobs.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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