Time for Unemployment Insurance?

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Chairman of the Labour Market Reform Commission, Dr. Marshall Hall, is calling for the establishment of an unemployment insurance facility.

Speaking today at a forum on Labour Market Reform at the Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston, Dr. Hall says such a facility will help those members of the workforce who suddenly find themselves unemployed.

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Meanwhile, Executive Director of the Heart Trust/NTA, Dr. Wayne Wesley, says the government must strategically align student loan funding to areas that are crucial to its growth agenda.

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It was revealed at the forum that most of the jobs in the labour market are informal, as a majority of the work-force is unskilled.

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