Employment rates increase

By┬áKellaray 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…

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…