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MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA  – Jamaica’s Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw has reiterated government’s commitment to providing an enabling infrastructure for investment. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the third staging of the nation’s premier investment event, the Jamaica Investment Forum (JIF), at the Iberostar Convention Centre in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on Tuesday, June 12, Minister Shaw noted that Jamaica is fast becoming the regional poster child for fiscal prudence and economic growth, buoyed by a skilled and talented workforce with current and relevant legislative framework supporting established, as well as fledgling industries.

KINGSTON, JAMAICA: Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS), headquartered in Kingston Jamaica has recently secured regulatory approval to open a Representative Office in New York, United States of America (USA) from the Federal Reserve Board and the New York State Department of Financial Services. The approval of this non-banking license is a great achievement for the 140 year old institution, which boasts a customer base in over 70 countries world-wide, and currently has a distribution network of 15 Branches in Jamaica, three Representative Offices in the United Kingdom and one in Florida.

WASHINGTON, DC – For the first time on record, the number of American job openings exceeds the number of job seekers – providing the latest indicator of continued job growth and economic strength under President Donald J. Trump.

On June 5, 1920, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau was established to promote the welfare of wage-earning women and to help advance opportunities for gainful employment. At the time, women represented just 21 percent of the workforce.

Today, women comprise 47 percent of America’s workforce. Last month, the unemployment rate for adult women dropped to an 18-year low of 3.3 percent.

President Trump’s Administration is working to help all Americans access good, family-sustaining jobs. At the Women’s Bureau, we are focused on empowering women to thrive in all aspects of America’s dynamic economy.

Apprenticeships ‒ an earn-while-you-learn career pathway ‒ can help women enter careers in which they are historically underrepresented, such as construction, manufacturing, and STEM fields.

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