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Formal employment for 41,000 people thanks to the Ministry of Labour

15 October 2018

 Formal employment  for 41,000 people thanks to the Ministry of Labour

“61% of these vacancies filled by young people”

“More than 400 people with disabilities have found formal work”


Lima, October 11, 2018

According to Christian Sánchez, the Peruvian Minister of Labour, exactly 41,074 people have found a job in the formal sector since the beginning of the year, thanks to the job grant of the Ministry of Labour and Employment Promotion (MLEP).


Mr Sánchez added that 61% of these vacancies had been filled by young people, and that more than 400 people with disabilities had found formal work.


The Minister then announced that the largest placement of workers (10.841) had been in the region of Lima Metropolitana, followed by the regions of Callao (5945) and Ica (5933). In the north of the country, where reconstruction works are being conducted, the Ministry contributed to the recruitment of 3531 persons in La Libertad, 2400 persons in Piura and 2238 persons in Lambayeque. In addition, 1956 people landed a job in a formal firm in the region of Ucayali, 1808 in Lima Provincias and 1012 in San Martín.


“These numbers come to show that companies have faith in the job grant we offer to help our citizens get a job, especially those that are vulnerable or lack economical resources”, assured the minister.


The job grant is one of 12 services the MLPE Employment Agency provides to anyone that wishes to improve their chances of landing a job.


Interested people can apply to any vacancy that corresponds to their profile and qualifications. 


There are three ways to apply for a job grant: directly at a national employment agency, through the following website or during the Employment Weeks held at national level.