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Peru will create 2 million jobs for country's poorest, says Minister of Labor

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According to Rudecindo Vega, Minister of Labor, at least 50% of jobs created under the new proposal, will be designated to women.

Peru will create 2 million jobs for country's poorest, says Minister of Labor

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Over the next five years the government will have created more than two million jobs with the implementation of ‘Trabaja Peru’ (‘Work Peru’), a program designed to improve living conditions amongst the country’s poorest, said today the Minister of Labour, Rudecindo Vega.


Vega said that programs such as ‘Trabaja Peru’ also promoted social inclusion and strengthened the country’s economic growth.


On Wednesday Vega signed an agreement with Aida Garcia Naranjo, Minister of Women’s Affairs, that stipulates that at least 50% of the jobs generated by ‘Trabaja Peru’ would be for women who were single parents or main breadwinners.


He added that he hoped that this document would promote the inclusion of women at the state policy level and not just an agreement between ministers.


Vega said that in some cases, such as in Puno, women already have 80% of the jobs created.


According to Andina news agency, Garcia welcomed the Ministry of Labor’s proposal and considered it was very important to include women in further social inclusion strategies.