Fifty young people have been recruited under the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) Programme to assist with the electronic monitoring of Jamaicans returning to the island, who have been self-quarantined at home.
This was disclosed by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of National Security, Senator Matthew Samuda, during his address to the Senate on Friday, June 19.
Senator Samuda said these “tech savvy” HOPE recruits will be supervised by a team from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF).
“They will earn a stipend and be beneficiaries of training modules, especially related to customer service,” Mr. Samuda said.
JIS said HOPE was launched in May 2017, and provides educational and job opportunities for young people. The initiative is targeted at persons aged 18 to 24 who are not employed or enrolled in a school or programme of training.