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September 2021
 
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03 September 2021

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill, highlights a point while making his contribution to the State of the Nation Debate in the Senate, on Friday (July 16).

Jobs Increase by 15% in BPO Sector

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 03 Sep 2021    communications   
The number of jobs in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector increased by 15 per cent over the past year, with 44,000 people employed in the sector as of June 30, 2021. This compares to the corresponding period in 2020, which saw 38,400 persons being employed. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill, who made the disclosure, said this increase in jobs happened despite the economy shrinking by over 10 per cent during the same period. “I am extremely pleased to tell Jamaicans that in the year to June 30, 2021, the BPO...


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Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) Chief Executive Officer, Valerie Veira.

JBDC On Course To Attaining ISO 9001:2015 Certification

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 03 Sep 2021    communications   
The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) is on track to being certified this year to the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) Standard by the National Certification Body of Jamaica (NCBJ). JBDC Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Valerie Veira, told JIS News that the certification process commenced in 2020, adding that the auditing aspect is slated to be undertaken in September. “We had delays. But, earlier this year, our [parent] Ministry (Industry, Investment and Commerce) identified some funding that [several] departments and agencies, including [the JBDC], benefited from...


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Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) Chief Executive Officer, Valerie Veira

Things Jamaican Website Being Revamped

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 03 Sep 2021    communications   
The Jamaica Business Development Corporation’s (JBDC’S) Things Jamaican e-commerce website is being revamped. Reconstruction of the site commenced earlier this year and is slated to conclude by December. Things Jamaican Limited is the JBDC’s retail arm, which provides market access and retailing opportunities focused on promoting and building ‘Brand Jamaica’. JBDC Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Valerie Veira, told JIS News that the Corporation regularly seeks to align its products with current technological developments. “You always have to refresh the system, as there are new developments,...


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Consumer Price Index July 2021

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 03 Sep 2021    communications   
For July 2021, the All Jamaica Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 111.4, indicating an inflation rate of 1.5 per cent as released today by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN). The movement in the CPI was largely due to an increase of 2.3 per cent in the index for the heavily weighted ‘Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages’ division. Increases in the index for the divisions ‘Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuels’ (1.3 %), ‘Restaurant and Accommodation Services’ (3.2%) and ‘Transport’ (0.8 %) also contributed to the overall inflation rate. The increase in the index for the ‘Food and...


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Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce.

The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce is described as Jamaica's "Business Ministry." It's mandate is to lead the development of policies that will create growth and jobs, while achieving social inclusion and consumer protection. The Ministry, working its stakeholders is primarily responsible for business policy development, monitoring and evaluation, while giving direction and oversight to a cluster of implementing departments and agencies.

We have, therefore, placed much energy and enthusiasm into the development of this website to provide timely information on the Ministry, our agencies and programmes.

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