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85% of disabled individuals unemployed – labour ministry

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Labour and Social Security says that 85 per cent of people with disabilities in Jamaica are unemployed.

The ministry, in an advisory today, said it will be hosting an employers' consultation to combat what it described as an “unacceptable high rate” of unemployment among the group.

The consultation will be held on Thursday, July 19 at the Sandals Royal Plantation in Ocho Rios under the theme “Workability” and is a part of the ministry's Social and Economic Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities Project (SEI).

“This consultation, the first of two, brings together all stakeholders and will encourage dialogue, understanding and learning which it is expected will present a positive business case for the empl

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