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MLSS PR Unit November 4, 2021

Mayne wants more Persons with Disabilities employed in Jamaica

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

 

Mayne wants more Persons with Disabilities employed in Jamaica

 

 

State Minister in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Zavia Mayne is calling on employers, to hire more persons with disabilities (PWDs), because they have the ability to perform their duties as good as able-bodied workers.

“Hiring persons with disabilities enhances an organization’s image in the general community and they have the ability to boost staff morale,” Mayne explained.

Minister Mayne who has special responsibility for legislative reform in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, said that, he recognizes an increasing degree of hesitancy by employers to employ PWDs. However, points out that research has shown that once they are in the right job, they will be able to perform as good as other able-bodied employees.

He said that the government is taking the necessary steps to reduce discrimination against PWDs and is committed to developing an inclusive society in keeping with Jamaica’s Vision 2030.

According to Minister Mayne, “There are many Persons with Disabilities who want to be productive members of society, providing for themselves, while at the same time giving back to society like everybody else”.

Mayne was the keynote speaker at the opening of Red Stripe’s newly renovated J$134M multi-purpose employee facility on Spanish town Road in Kingston on Wednesday.

 

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