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Labour ministry launches satellite job info portal in Manchester

Published:Sunday | July 12, 2015 | 7:53 AM
Labour Minister Derrick Kellier

Residents of Manchester who are seeking employment will now be able to utilise the government’s Labour Market Information System in the parish.

The labour ministry says a satellite station has been established at the offices of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce where persons can go to access its job-matching Internet-based facility free of cost.

This forms part of a strategic move by the labour ministry to enhance the information-sharing system and expand its reach to more Jamaicans, particularly in rural areas.

The arrangement was formalised with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding last week between the labour ministry and the chamber of commerce during a meeting at the Mandeville Hotel, in Manchester.

Labour Minister Derrick Kellier said the co-operation with the Manchester Chamber of Commerce is the first of three public-private sector partnerships his ministry will embark on to increase awareness of the system.

He called it a win-win situation for job seekers, employers and the government.