President of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica, PSOJ, Paul Scott, is describing as very encouraging reports of a three percent increase in employment in Jamaica.

Mr. Scott says the growing employment numbers coincide with increased optimism in the economy.

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Mr. Scott says the private sector has played its part in the increase in employment levels.

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The PSOJ President is calling for quarterly evaluations to be carried out in order to assess the rate of private sector investments locally.

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Yesterday, the Statistical Institute of Jamaica, STATIN reported that between July last year and July 2016, 39-thousand 400 more persons were recorded as employed.

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