More Private-Sector Employers Encouraged To Use Government’s Labour Market Information System (LMIS), To Recruit Workers.
More private-sector employers are being encouraged to use the Government’s Labour Market Information System (LMIS), to recruit workers.
This is based on the success resulting from partnerships forged between the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, under whose purview the LMIS falls, and entities opting to use the facility, Permanent Secretary, Colette Roberts Risden, has said.
She informed that these include the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA); The Mico University College; the Montego Bay, Manchester, and St. Ann Chambers of Commerce; and Montego Bay Community College.
Mrs. Roberts Risden who was speaking at the recent ceremony for the New Employment Opportunities (NEO) Jamaica Project, last week, said to date, over 1,300 employers and just about 22,000 jobseekers are registered on their database and over the last year, they have been able to place more than 1,000 applicants in jobs locally.
She indicated further that the LMIS enables employers to post job openings, and persons seeking employment to upload their résumés.
Job matching is conducted through the LMIS’ Electronic Labour Exchange (ELEX) component Mrs. Roberts Risden said, as greater utilisation of the LMIS will enable better matching of skill sets with jobs.
Additionally, she said it will facilitate more informed decisions in relation to the granting of work permits.
Mrs. Roberts Risden said that they will be in a much better position because they will have the information on the labour market, in terms of what are the jobs that people are looking for and what are the skill sets that are out there for persons who are unemployed or underemployed. and If they have that information, then it will enable them to make more informed decisions when it comes to things like the granting of a work permit.