PHILIPSBURG–Member of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams demands a complete picture of the local labour market from fellow United Democrats member Social Development and Labour Minister Emil Lee.
Wescot-Williams said in a press statement Wednesday: “A year after the hurricane, what is the status of our labour market and social services, concretely where do we stand in terms of employment of our people and the need for social services, such as financial assistance and medical assistance?”
Government has put or will put millions of guilders into the Emergency Income Support and Training (EIST) programme. The MP said on that basis alone it is important to know the state of the labour market.
“Comparative statistics in regard to the status of our labour market and social services should be made available so we are aware as to where we stand today, compared with the period immediately following Hurricane Irma,” she said.
She “counts on a speedy reply [from Lee – Ed.] to be able to assess how we are moving towards the (re)employment of our people a year after Hurricane Irma.”
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/82209-sarah-complete-picture-of-labour-market-needed