Win-win benefits of job creation
THE EDITOR, Sir:
While the business sector is willing to support job creation, it is neither modern nor customary for it to just employ workers without the need. This would be irresponsible on the part of the business sector. So how can it work to achieve its aims?
The Government must do the responsible thing by approaching the business sector with a proposal. This proposal should have two arms: one should be an apprenticeship programme, where the business sector employs as many workers needed to be trained to be part of the company. During the learning phase, the Government must be responsible for all the needs of those new trainees, and this must remain in place until they are fully trained.
This initiative would cause an escalation in the business sector and a burden on the now limited avenues and channels of both the export and local market for their goods and service.
This is where the other arm comes in: the government could sweeten the pot by expanding the market reach of the business sector by ensuring that their goods and services reach the markets of all countries of the world through government-to-government negotiations and facilitations.
The benefits to both the business sector and the government would be great: more people working, there would be more spenders available to patronise their goods and services, and the government would have created more jobs and more revenue for the country.