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More than 200 jobs coming for the disabled

Published:Tuesday | December 31, 2013 | 9:18 AM

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Findings from the Labour Ministry's 2012 Labour Market Survey has pointed to the possible availability of just over 200 jobs for persons with disabilities in the near future.

Director of Economic and Social Research in the Ministry, Shaine Palmer, made the disclosure during a recent labour market forum, hosted at the Planning Institute ofJamaica.

He said employers and human resource managers participating in the survey pointed to the possible availability of the job openings in their organisations.

He said 112 positions could be available for persons, who are physically challenged, 62 for the deaf or hearing impaired and 23 for the blind or visually impaired.

According to the study, 21 positions are available for persons deemed intellectually challenged.

Palmer said approximately eight per cent of the 606 employers interviewed indicated that they employ at least one person with a disability in their organisation.

He noted that some of the positions include accounting, law, administration, guidance counseling, graphics, cosmetology and information technology.


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