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January 2018
Newsflash #102


A bi-weekly look at Labor Administration in the Americas
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OAS launched publication on youth employment and coordination between education and labor 
The OAS launched on December 8, during the XX Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labor in Barbados, the publication "The Coordination between Education and Labor in the Americas: Results of the Inter-Sectoral Workshop on Youth Employment," which is the result of the meeting between representatives of Ministries of Labor and Education to analyze the challenges of youth employment in the region and the need for greater coordination between them. The publication collects updated information, conceptual notes, national experiences and policy recommendations to ensure a better linkage between the world of education and the world of work.

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Peru appoints new Minister of Labor
Javier Alberto Barrera Jara assumed the portfolio of Labor and Employment Promotion on January 9. Barrera Jara was Vice Minister of Employment Promotion and Labor Training of the same Ministry during 2006-2007 and 2008-2011, and Vice Minister of Social Development of the Ministry for Women and Social Development during 2008.

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MINISTRIES
Bahamas: Ministry introduces initiatives to promote employment opportunities for Bahamians
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Ecuador: Government announces new labor policies to promote economic recovery of the country
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El Salvador: positive results of labor mediation in favor of workers is achieved 
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Jamaica: Seasonal Agricultural Workers Programme in Canada with training component will be strengthened 
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Mexico: training-related labor tool helped 260,000 people with disabilities and seniors to get a formal job
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Paraguay: Brazil will transfer appropriate technology and train Paraguayan technicians and instructors in various areas
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United States: unemployment rates reached all-time lows for African-Americans and Hispanics in 2017
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EVENTS AND PUBLICATIONS
OAS: VIII Summit of the Americas
April 13-14, 2018
Lima, Peru
OAS: Scholarships Opportunities  
OAS: "The Coordination between Education and Labor in the Americas..."
   
        
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