Jamaica's labour ministry says it will roll out a mobile app by next March to make it easier to match job-seekers with employment opportunities posted on its electronic labour exchange website by firms wanting to hire workers. The exchange is part of the wider Labour Market Information System (LMIS).
"The LMIS is targeting young people, in particular, for they are a significant part of the job-seeking population, and they constitute an important pool of the skills that are sought after for opportunities locally and abroad," the Government's Jamaica Information Service (JIS), quoted Labour Minister Shahine Robinson as saying about the app.
"Against this background, I am beseeching qualified job seekers to register with the LMIS and post their resumes to indicate their availability for suitable job opportunities," Robinson added.
The app, according to Robinson, is being developed in partnership with New Employment Opportunities (NEO), a private-sector initiative that provides job training and placement to mostly at-risk young people.
LMIS provides a database of quantitative and qualitative information about job opportunities, as well as prospective employees and their skills.
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