Close to 3,000 positions abolished in public sector in two years – Dalley

Nearly 3,000 positions in the Jamaican public sector have been abolished over the past two years as part of the ongoing restructuring of the public sector.

 Horace Dalley, Minister with responsibility for the Public Sector, on Tuesday gave an update on the streamlining of posts since 2011. Mr. Dalley, who was speaking in the House of Representatives, said during the period new posts were created while others were either upgraded or reclassified.

In breaking down the figures Mr. Dalley said 374 new posts were created in the public sector, 62 upgraded, 193 re-titled and 40 reclassified. This was done in various areas of the public sector.

He added that some of these improvements and creation of posts also came at the Customs Department which will become an executive agency as of April 1. In addition to this a large number of positions in the public service were abolished.

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