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FYI: Governor Proclaims Labor Awareness Month in USVI

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As we continue our recovery efforts from this recession, it behooves us to recognize the hard working men and women who have built the Virgin Islands economy and who have contributed and continue to contribute greatly to the strength, prosperity, progress and well-being of this territory.
This recession has brought with it much change. Our success as a territory rests largely on the skills and abilities of our workforce. In order for the U.S. Virgin Islands to remain competitive in the global economy our workers will have to be trained, re-trained and educated in order to take advantage of emerging jobs. Employers must also recognize their role in helping their employees to remain competitive by providing the necessary tools to be productive. In addition, we must continue to invest heavily in preparing our youths to transition to gainful employment and becoming productive citizens of this community.
We must all work together if we are to make a complete recovery from this economic downturn. Our public and private sector businesses, unions, and community organizations must commit to this effort by ensuring that every Virgin Islander receives a sound education, vocational skills training and employment opportunities. To this end, the deJongh Administration is solidly committed.
*Governor deJongh calls upon all residents of the territory to join in this observance and to participate in the activities scheduled for this month.
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