Search This Blog

Monday, 20 February 2012


Cash for jobs

Cash for jobs

JERSEY businesses are to be given cash for employing Islanders out of work in the latest attempt to reduce record levels of unemployment.

Chief Minister Ian Gorst has said that he is on the verge of launching a scheme that will ‘use money in the right way’ by helping to share the risks of taking on unemployed people with businesses.

Although there has been speculation, it is the first time he has publicly confirmed that companies are being offered plain and simple cash incentives to tackle unemployment.

Speaking at a meeting of the business and faith communities on Friday he said that the first businesses to receive money were due to be announced within weeks.


  1. Jersey businesses, or Jersey based businesses?

  2. Instead of handing out tax payers money, why not reduce the numbers of Eastern European and Portugues economic miggrants who are taking our jobs!