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Dominican govt inks agreement to create 5,000 textile jobs
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Feb '13
courtesy: DiarioLibre.com
courtesy: DiarioLibre.com
The Dominican Ministry of Labour and the Asociacion De Textileros Dominicanos (ASOTEDOM or Dominican Textile Association) have signed an agreement for creation of 5,000 jobs in the textile sector.
 
The agreement, signed by the Minister of Labour Maritza Hernandez and ASOTEDOM president Felipe Fernandez Isa, is in line with the guidelines of President Danilo Medina to create 400,000 new employment opportunities in the country over the next four years, Diario Libre reported.
 
As per the agreement, both the Ministry and the association would jointly conduct studies on labour market, and carry out specific projects, programmes and activities to create jobs in the textile sector.
 
Speaking after the signing ceremony, Mr. Fernandez Isa urged the Government to place orders for the purchase of uniforms for schools and other institutions with domestic producers, so as to generate new employment opportunities in the sector.
 
ASOTEDOM currently comprises of 80 textile and clothing manufacturing companies, mostly in the small and medium sector, spread across the Dominican Republic, the second-largest Caribbean nation after Cuba.

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