Samuda pledges to Grow Overseas Employment Programme

Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Karl Samuda has pledged to grow the Overseas Employment Programme to 30,000 participants over the next four years. Each year, approximately 7,000 Jamaicans participate in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security led programme on H-2A (Agricultural) and H-2B (Hospitality) visas. Another 6,000 Jamaicans are placed in the…

Read more

Tourism Minister says 980 rooms to be added to Jamaica’s stock

Direct foreign investments in Jamaica’s hospitality sector have not waned, even with tourism being badly affected by the COVID-19 global pandemic. This is according to Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett whose confidence is fueled by confirmation that 980 new rooms will be added to the nation’s stock. The minister was in Madrid, Spain, attending the…

Read more

Resolution to strengthen nursing and midwifery

Jamaica will be piloting a resolution on strengthening nursing and midwifery at the 74th World Health Assembly (WHA), which is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, from May 24 to June 1. The resolution is expected to lead to the adoption of the Global Strategic Directions for Nursing and Midwifery 2021-2025. This was disclosed by State…

Read more

Employers encouraged to embrace remote work

President of the Caribbean Employers’ Confederation, Wayne Chen, is calling for local employers to embrace flexible and remote work in order to become more productive and globally competitive, and to design a system to measure employee output when they operate outside of the workplace. “We have a psychological hang-up in Jamaica about control, so that…

Read more


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

  • Advance Employment Services
  • A1 Training ‘N’ Placement
  • NAPS Employment Agency
  • Nex Wave Employment Agency
  • Summer Choice Work & Travel
  • Work Abroad Jamaica

International Labour Organization