BUDGET 2023: Gov’t sets aside $10B for more part time jobs


The government in 2022, launched a part time jobs initiative and employed thousands of people across the country. Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh said this initiative will be expanded in 2023, with a total of $10 billion allocated.

He reminded the public that in 2022, the government launched this initiative to help cushion the rising cost of living. Through this, one person per household was employed to work in public offices in close proximity to their homes for 10 days per month and earn $40,000.

And this programme, he said while presenting the 2023 National Budget, saw 11,000 people becoming employed in Regions Two, Three, Five, Six, Nine and 10. Some $2.3 billion was injected into the households.

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