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The Jamaican Government intends to tap into the local labour force

The Jamaican Government intends to tap into the local labour force

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlette


June 18, 2022 | Colin O. Jarrett |  The Jamaican Government intends to tap into the local labour force to identify, recruit and deploy at least 10,000 of 90,000 workers required in the global cruise industry.

This announcement is amid concerns that unscrupulous people were charging potential workers up to 200,000 Jamaican Dollars to secure jobs on their behalf.

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says the demand stems from a shortage of workers occasioned by the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic’s disruption of tourism activities worldwide, which resulted in a reduction in the number of persons employed in the sector.

He said, however, that the Ministry and stakeholder partners will be diligent in ensuring that the process of identifying and recruiting potential employees does not disturb the local hospitality sector, which is key.

Colin O. Jarrett is Caribbean News Editor with Vision Newspaper

 

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