Jamaica Employment

news and information about jobs and employment in Jamaica

Jamaica employment on upward trend, steadily closing gap between pre-pandemic levels

Labour Force Survey reveals 6.6% employment increase in October 2021 versus October 2020  KINGSTON, JAMAICA — In its latest quarterly Labour Force Survey, the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) has noted that employment in the nation was again on the rise in the latter part of last year as 76,600 more Jamaicans were employed in…
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Jamaican govt. seeking to secure comfortable, affordable homes for tourism workers

Tourism Minister Bartlett claims ensuring tourism workers have comfortable homes will boost employee morale  KINGSTON, JAMAICA — The government is looking to further assist tourism workers with securing affordable, decent housing through a partnership with the Ministry of Housing, National Housing Trust and other private developers, according to Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett. He pointed…
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Nearly 1,400 orange economy workers in Jamaica to receive grant payment

ECCI COVID-19 Grant programme for workers in entertainment, culture and creative industries oversubscribed  KINGSTON, JAMAICA — Nearly 1,400 workers in the orange economy whose livelihoods were impacted by the coronavirus pandemic are set to receive a one-time payment of $60,000 from the government. The orange economy, also known as the creative economy, includes professions such…
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Tourism Workers Pension Scheme rolled out to some 350,000 Jamaican workers

Contributions start at 3% of gross salary, matched by employer, then increase to 5%  KINGSTON, JAMAICA — Some 350,000 tourism workers in Jamaica can now benefit from the government’s Tourism Workers Pension Scheme that was officially introduced on January 1, 2022, and which is being hailed as a “groundbreaking” new benefit for the industry’s workers.…
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