Job Creation And Earnings In St Kitts And Nevis
Under Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris’ administration, St. Kitts and Nevis witnessed the highest ever job creation numbers recorded by the Social Security Board. The Federation of St Kitts and Nevis Social Security Board has reported an increase in job creation and employment earnings across the nation; the highest recorded in the country’s history.
“In 2016, we outdid all preceding years with an average of about 24,773 jobs monthly,” Prime Minister Harris commented. “That’s just about 25,000 people being put to work in a small country such as St. Kitts and Nevis. Something good is indeed happening,” the Honourable Prime Minister added.
The Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis went on to note that the average monthly wage bill was also the highest on record, adding: “The total earnings for 2016 being reported by Social Security to have been put at about $995 million.”
In a statement made yesterday, 19 April, Acting Labour Commissioner Shernel James suggested that the achievement has much to owe to the robust outreach programme introduced by the Labour Department in July 2016. The programme, which is operated nationwide, assists jobseekers with finding employment opportunities by visiting job sites in person to learn about job availabilities.
A total of 673 jobseekers registered with the Labour Department last year.
St Kitts and Nevis’ record-breaking employment figures stand as a testament to the development of the nation and the Government’s commitment to supporting a dynamic economy catering to all elements of its citizenry.