Friday, January 19, 2018

No rush for jobs at Laventille family day

THERE was no rush for jobs at the recently-concluded Laventille Community Renewal family day at the Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain.

This is according to several of the business spokesmen, whose organisation had booths set up at the event.

The "Laventille Community Renewal: A Family Affair", cost an estimated $4.5 million according to the Ministry of National Security. The event sort to foster sustainable development by providing employment opportunities for persons living in Laventille and other communities affected by crime, violence and poverty, as well as improve the relationship between citizens.

Representatives from the Youth Empowerment through Quality Training (YTEPP), the Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) and Amalgamated Security yesterday told the Express, via telephone, that while they had a fairly good turnout they have not had an influx of people following up on those jobs.

"There were about 17 to 23 people who actually signed up the forms, but so far none of them have shown up here today," said Ricardo La Borde.

TSTT's Head of Enterprise Marketing Camille Salandy said they received about 50 applicants for their career guidance seminars next January.

A spokesman from SM Jaleel and Company Ltd said it received approximately 30 applications, but has not yet had a chance to review the information and actually contact anyone.