Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme

About the program

This program is designed to respond to the situation of chronic unemployment of some Jamaicans, particularly those who are vulnerable, people with special needs, those with low levels of education, of the community.

Country Jamaica
Home 03.22.2012
End 10.20.2014
Classification Labor market and wages
FNS Dimension Acceso
Website http://www.mtw.gov.jm/JEEP/jeep.aspx

Respond to the chronic unemployment situation faced by some Jamaicans, mostly people of low socioeconomic status, with special needs or without skill development.

Components and/or products

Temporary jobs

The program offers short-term jobs to people in vulnerable situations.

The program outputs are 63 projects in different districts of the island, these projects include:

  1. Development of construction areas
  2. Road repair
  3. Retaining walls
  4. Drains
  5. Sidewalks
Target population

Unemployed population.



Geographical coverage Urbano y rural

From 2012 to 2014 approximately 42,000 Jamaicans are recorded to have obtained jobs through the program.

Responsible organism

Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing

Executing organism Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing
Related institutions Banco de Exportaciones e Importaciones de China
Ministry of Finance and Planning
Financial sources

Gobierno de Jamaica. Banco de Importaciones y Exportaciones de China