Embrace outward migration and free up vacancies for skilled foreign nationals – JMEA president

President of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), Richard Pandohie is advancing the argument of Jamaica embracing outward migration as an economic strategy, while reducing the bureaucracy for skilled immigrant to fill existing vacancies locally. Delivering the keynote presentation at the Planning Institute of Jamaica 7th Labour Market Forum on Wednesday (September 18) at…

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…

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…

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…