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2,300 youths to be employed as streetlight auditors

Published:Thursday | August 10, 2017 | 5:18 PM

Some 2,300 youngsters island-wide are to be employed come Monday to audit the nation’s streetlights and road signs.

Some of them will also be employed to identify vulnerable persons within communities who may require assistance during periods of natural disasters and other forms of emergency.

This was announced at the launch of the National Youth Summer Employment programme at the Jamaica College Auditorium in St Andrew.

Conceptualised by the Minister of Local Government and Community Development, the programme will run from August 14 to September 8, with workers being paid $16,000 every fortnight.

In launching the programme, Prime Minister Andrew Holness stated that such a programme is key to restoring order, safety and security in the country.

He also declared confidence that Jamaica could transition to first world status in this current youth generation.