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Peru's employment program to benefit 5 million people
Labour Minister Rudecindo Vega declares to the press after President Ollanta Humala enacts Law on Security, Health at Work (Photo: Andina/Norman Córdova)
August 20, 2011
The social impact of the national employment program "Trabaja Peru" is expected to benefit some 5 million people, the Minister of Labor and Employment Promotion Rudecindo Vega stated Friday.
He asserted that the program will focus in the development of basic social infrastructure projects throughout Peru, creating 300,000 jobs by 2012.
Vega pointed out that employment opportunities generated by "Trabaja Peru" will benefit about one million people.
The minister went on to add that Trabaja Peru will be implemented in the 24 Peruvian departments and will replace the Productive Social Emergency Program.
He remarked this program will generate decent work opportunities to combat the unemployment and underemployment in Peru.
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala enacted on Friday a 'Law on Security, Health at Work' and the creation of the programs "Trabaja Peru" and the National Youth Employment Program known as "Jovenes a la Obra" (Youngsters get to work).
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