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Job turn-Off


RICKY JORDAN

Job turn-Off

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NEARLY A QUARTER of Barbados’ adult population does not want to work.
That’s the finding of a survey funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and conducted by the University of the West Indies’ Sir Arthur Lewis Institute.
The survey, called the  Country Assessment Of Living Conditions (CALC), was presented to Prime Minister Freundel Stuart at his Cabinet Office yesterday.
Close to 7 000 were people were surveyed and “the data demonstrated that of the voluntarily unemployed, 21 per cent did not want to work and eight per cent were discouraged with the labour market”.
A whopping 38 per cent of the youth who were voluntarily unemployed simply “did not want to work”, with some of their reasons being unattractive wages, unsuitable employment, and a preference for freedom and leisure.  

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