President of the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions, Helene Davis-Whyte, says the government should not seek to import skilled labour without proper labour market information.

Her comments come in response to Minister of Finance, Nigel Clarke’s, remarks that there are more jobs in Jamaica than workers.

Speaking on Outside with Pepita Saturday afternoon, Mrs Davis-Whyte, outlined that while the minister made a blanket statement, his statement was likely about the shortage of skilled labour in the country.

However, she says the government should proceed with caution before considering amending the nation’s immigration policies to admit more skilled workers.

Helene Davis-Whyte, President of the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions.