Massive increase in jobs predicted
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar is projecting an expanding economy that will see a massive increase in jobs by 2020.
“With the pace we intend to drive the economy at over the coming six years, we project the creation of over 30,000 new, well-paying jobs,” she told a breakfast meeting with the Trinidad and Tobago business community on Thursday.
The Prime Minister said the short and long-term prospects for the country are a far cry, “from a position of decline and instability in 2010”.
She said for that reason, this is the opportune time for more dialogue between the governing politicians and the business community. “It is now that our discussions [should be] on how Government can further work to provide an enabling business environment and a better platform for your growth, expansion and entry into new sectors.”