More than 1,000 Additional Jobs in Bauxite/Alumina Sector

Jamaica Information Service

April 13, 2017

Just over 1,000 additional jobs are expected to be created for Jamaicans this year, as a result of developments in the bauxite/alumina sector.

This was disclosed by Minister of Transport and Works, Hon. Mike Henry, during his contribution to the 2017/18 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on April 12.

The Minister noted that at the Alpart refinery in St. Elizabeth, Jamaicans will have the opportunity to gain employment when the 250 temporary Chinese return to their country in June.

These persons, he said, will receive training in the various areas of expertise.

In addition, he said that 50 batches of young persons will be trained by Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company Limited (JISCO), the China-based entity which has taken over the operations of the plant...

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