Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories
Published: Monday Thursday | January 1, 2009
Relief at last
The bulk of the Government's stimulus package to cushion the blow from a global financial downturn to crucial sectors of the Jamaican economy takes effect today. Top of the list is a break for wage earners who will pay less for income tax effective today...Jobless urged to stop being worrywarts
Already more than 1,000 Jamaicans from a number of sectors have lost their jobs and the labour minister has warned that more layoffs loom this year. As the global financial crisis worsens, many persons have been with a sense of fear and panic...Which jobs are recession-proof? - Health care, engineering, filmmaking among stable industries, experts say
Health care, engineering and education are among strong job sectors that should remain stable in 2009, two major business leaders predict. However, Edward Chin-Mook, president of the Small Business Association of Jamaica (SBAJ), has warned that despite positive trends...Staying afloat this year
Jamaicans facing the prospect of a jobless 2009 should nonetheless have a positive outlook and draft a game-changing plan to revive their financial independence, financial advisers have said. From corporate bigwigs to clerical staff, workers from various sectors...Lost a job
☛ Look at your redundancy money to see what the funds can be used to do.☛ Invest the funds.☛ Start your own business, or try to open a business from home, and sell your special skills.☛ Plan a budget and stick within the budget.