Unemployment set to fall again in Grenada

Friday, June 13, 2014 4:33 PM - George's, Grenada
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ST.GEORGE'S, GRENADA, June 13, 2014 -GIS: Unemployment in Grenada is due to fall again as the 16 month old Keith Mitchell government explores more ways to put people back to work.

About 1500 more persons are expected to receive an income as the administration rolls out more initiatives aimed at tackling the unemployment problem.

Those gaining employment will be through the Imani programme and the Farm labour support programme, two areas the government has been giving priority to.

“They have to go through the three-month training period as batch one and as batch two have done,” said Government Senator Sheldon Scoot.

“This group will have to do the very same thing through the three-month programme and then we move into the placement of these individuals into various job training opportunities”.

About 1000 Imani trainees will begin their paid internship later this month while a programme that provides direct assistance to about 200 farmers is expected to generate about 500 jobs.

The Mitchell administration has reduced unemployment by about seven percent in less than a year and government officials are confident of further declines.

This week 35 nurses began work in Trinidad following government- led negociations, a move that could also have positive implications for revenue flow to St. George’s.




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