Recession hurting BYS
THE FAR-REACHING economic recession has touched the Barbados Youth Service (BYS) job attachment programme.
Acting director Therese James said it was the public sector that was carrying the bulk of the job attachments since most of the programme’s corporate partners had pulled out.
“We usually have support from both the public and private sector, but this year the private sector has not made as many spaces available for job attachment . . . Companies usually paid the students, but with the recession, they no longer had the monies to pay. It has been very noticeable this year.”
James, speaking to the DAILY NATION on Saturday after the BYS graduation ceremony for the 2010 intake programme at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St Michael, said other reasons might involve a lack of job space – another side effect of the recession – and job attachment competition from other programmes. (CA)
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