Minister Clarke says the country cannot continue to ignore the issue KINGSTON, JAMAICA — Many businesses are struggling to fill vacancies for jobs in Jamaica, according to Minister of Finance and the Public Service Nigel Clarke. The minister recently said that the challenge is nationwide, and added that action must be taken to address it…Read more
Dominican Republic raises minimum wage
Wage hikes spreading across the Caribbean; Jamaica up for round two SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC — Certain categories of jobs in the Dominican Republic are set to rake in more cash as the government has approved an increase in minimum wage. This makes it among the many countries in the region to take action in…Read more
Could Jamaica adopt a 4-day workweek?
Pilot programme overwhelmingly successful in UK KINGSTON, JAMAICA — A successful trial of a four-day workweek in Britain has been the talk of Jamaican businesses and workers this past week, with many considering whether it’s high time that Jamaica’s workforce adopts a similar operating model. [caption id="attachment_6270" align="alignright" width="428"] A four-day workweek trial in the…Read more
Ministry of Labour to host job fair in St. Ann
Jobseekers must register online to attend KINGSTON, JAMAICA — Jamaican jobseekers have an opportunity to put their best foot forward and get hired this Thursday as the Ministry of Labour and Social Security hosts a job fair in St. Ann Parish. [caption id="attachment_6203" align="alignright" width="368"] A wide range of positions are available.[/caption] The job fair…Read more