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Employment boost in July

Published: Wednesday November 21, 2012 | 8:49 am Comments 0
 Hundreds of job seekers turned up for interview as Correctional Officers in the Department of Correctional Services at the Christian Fellowship World outreach church in St. Andrew - file photo.
Hundreds of job seekers turned up for interview as Correctional Officers in the Department of Correctional Services at the Christian Fellowship World outreach church in St. Andrew - file photo.
PIOJ\'s Director General, Dr. Gladstone Hutchinson  - file photo.
PIOJ's Director General, Dr. Gladstone Hutchinson - file photo.

The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) is reporting that 18,000 new persons received employment as at July this year.

This has resulted in an increase of 11,100 persons, relative to the similar period last year.

Speaking at the PIOJís quarterly press briefing at the Instituteís New Kingston offices yesterday, Director General, Dr. Gladstone Hutchinson, informed that eight of 16 industries recorded increases in the number of persons employed.

He said those recording the largest increases include wholesale and retail, and repair of motor vehicles and equipment.

Manufacturing, agriculture, forestry and fishing also employed an increased number of persons.

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