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More Jobs For Men As Unemployment Falls Below 8%

By Karena Bennett The new hirings of men outpaced that of women in the latest quarterly jobs survey published by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica, Statin. Combined, the increase in employment of both genders resulted in an overall dip in the number of Jamaica’s unemployed by 25,900 in the April 2019 survey, and cut the unemployment…

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Employment rates increase

By Kellaray Miles As at April 2019, the unemployment rate stood at 7.8 per cent. The employed labour force increased by 29,900 people for this period when compared to April 2018. A breakdown of this figure shows an increase in the total number of males employed, accounting for 18,200, whilst female employment accounted for the other…

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Employers encouraged to use Labour Market Information System

EMPLOYERS and training institutions are being encouraged to partner with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, through the Labour Market Information System (LMIS), to build Jamaica’s workforce. The ministry’s LMIS is a Web-based job-matching facility that pairs jobseekers and employers. Senior labour market analyst in the Planning, Research and Monitoring Unit at the ministry…

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Youth Find Hope In BPO Sector

Business process out-sourcing (BPO) once viewed as a stopgap job option, has become a career of choice for many bright, young Jamaicans. In fact, many of them are moving to Montego Bay, St James, which has become the centre of the country’s BPO operations, to take up positions in the sector. Among them is Junior…

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LABOUR MARKET INTELLIGENCE

The national Labour Market Information System (LMIS) is a job matching facility as well as a database of qualitative and quantitative information. The information is collected from a number of labour market information producers and disseminated via the web site in order to improve access. The services are available at no cost to you.

Licensed Employment Agencies

  • 876 Career Source
  • A1 Training ‘N’ Placement
  • Ceac Outsourcing Company Limited
  • Central Employment Agency
  • Christo Tours Work and Travel Limited

International Labour Organization

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