PSC Chairman backs establishment of industrial zone

first_imgWales job fairChairman of the Guyana Private Sector Commission (PSC) Eddie Boyer says he supports calls for the establishment of a new industrial zone at Wales, West Bank Demerara (WBD), following the outcry of residents there about the negative impact of the closure of the estate and the dismissal of hundreds of workers.Boyer was at the time addressing a gathering at the Commission’s job fair which Persons in West Demerara benefited from a job fair at the Patentia tarmac on Thursdaywas held on the Patentia, WBD tarmac, on Wednesday to provide potential employees with information on vacancies and job opportunities.Describing the event as a success, Boyer pointed to the favourable turnout to the job fair, even as he cautioned that training is needed to provide former sugar workers with skills to get gainful employment in other fields.“We will look and see how we can do some skilled and unskilled training for our people because people have to get jobs,” Boyer told Guyana Times.The Roraima Group of Companies, Gafoors, National Hardware, Namilco, Sterling Products Limited, the Leonora Technical and Vocational Training Centre and the Guyana Police Force were some of the 22 participants at the job fair. Gafoors Land of Canaan Factory Manager Kurmar Sharma told this publication that the company received about 100 applications but this newspaper understands that there are only vacancies that the company can actually fill.Meanwhile, Commander of D Division (West Bank Demerara-East Bank Essequibo) Leslie James told Guyana Times that many persons who were present at the event, sought information about recruitment to join the Guyana Police Force.Commander James also observed that the event saw a favourable response. Earlier in the day, an opening ceremony was held which saw the presence of Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union representatives and several Members of Parliament.This publication was told that the PSC plans to take the initiative to Enmore and Berbice where thousands of workers were recently retrenched by the Guyana Sugar Corporation.last_img read more