Government will be establishing an outreach programme targeting unemployed individuals across the nine districts of the territory.
Premier Andrew Fahie revealed this while speaking in the House of Assembly recently.
“This will be the [Labour] Department going into each district and sister islands and this is something that we spoke about to make sure that we take government from behind the four walls and start to bring government to the people so that people can register, whether young or old, for these employments,” the Premier stated.
“They will now be coming very shortly — which will be announced to the different districts to register every single man, boy, woman and child that is the working age,” he added.
The Premier said his government will be taking unconventional measures to ensure that all interested persons seeking employment receive a job.
“This government is challenging all the local businesses in the territory to hire. Register with either the Ministry of Labour or the Premier’s Office to be part of this initiative of the 1,000 jobs in 1,000 days. And in that, the government is doing training of those persons who are going to work with those entities,” the Premier said.
He continued: “The government is going to pay 10 percent of the annual salary but they must be working for at least a year.” he explained.
The premier had announced weeks ago that this initiative would happen over the next five years.
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