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Chung, unions welcome job-creation programme
2012-09-10 12:57:35 | with audio | (0 Comments)
The Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU) is endorsing the initiative of the Government and the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) to create some 40,000 jobs for citizens.
A Memorandum of Understanding for the initiative called ‘Jamaica Employ’ was signed this morning.
JCTU’s Vice President, Helene Davis-Whyte said any attempt to stimulate the economy is welcomed by her union.
Davis-Whyte said while this new programme is necessary, she is hoping there are plans to deal with unemployment in the long term.
Last month, the Planning Institute of Jamaica disclosed that unemployment rose to 14.3 per cent, the highest it has been in 12 years.
In the meantime, financial analyst Dennis Chung is describing the Jamaica Employ job initiative as the kind of economic stimulus that is needed for the Jamaican economy.
He said any amount of jobs created is great news.
Chung said there are many benefits to creating employment insisting that the government does not want to go the route of Europe where austerity measures were implemented.
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.
The labour ministry said the initiative will see a more structured information sharing mechanism between job seekers and prospective employers.
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Financial Analyst Dennis Chung
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