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What’s Trending: Job turn off

What’s Trending: Job turn off

Fri, March 22, 2013 - 9:39 AM

The Nation’s Associate Editor, Sherie Holder-Olutayo takes a look at what’s trending today in Barbados.

Today’s Weekend Nation reported that nearly a quarter of Barbados’ adult population does not want to work. Our online readers were quick to weigh in on this story.

Sharon Woolley: Say's a lot when you have a quarter of the population wanting to sit on their backsides, benefit handouts should be means tested, you don't look for work, your benefit is cut, and extra money could go towards helping the elderly and sick who cannot work.

Chris Hassell: Twenty-five per cent seems high considering how many people willingly out there in the streets 'working' hard for the cash for gold industry.

Conchita Moseley: Unemployment is at a record high in the UK and the US as a matter of fact world wide. People have to help themselves by creating their own jobs, skilled or unskilled. If it means doing the menial jobs, planting an allotment fishing small businesses whatever it takes a little money is better than no money, it helps to put food on the table. It is what you are prepared to do. People have to be prepared to take the jobs that are available, Don't say I am not doing this job it is not what I am trained for. Qualifications or not any legal job has to do, it keeps you on the straight and narrow. (Job share might } Ancillary support workers within the hospital care homes schools. (care home a good stepping stone for young people who might want to embark upon a career in nursing.

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