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Santo Domingo.- The National Business Council (Conep) on Wednesday blamed the ruling PLD party for Dominican Republic’s skyrocketing percentage of informal jobs, reportedly as high as 65%.

Conep president Manuel Diez said the PLD’s administrations over the last 10 years have been more concerned with creating government jobs than on structural reforms he affirms the private sector needs to generate the employment the population requires.

Speaking at the American Chamber of Commerce’s (AmchamDR), monthly luncheon, the business leader noted that since 2004 for each formal job created, the country gives rise to 14 informal ones.

He said the government itself created 70% of the formal jobs in the same period.

Diez said that’s the reason the country needs a pact for formal employment that includes several core reforms instead of increasing government jobs, subsidies and welfare programs. "Those official decision-makers have been more expeditious in creating new government agencies than promoting changes to public policies to oversee our economy’s most sensitive areas."

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5 comment(s)
Written by: josean, 26 Jun 2014 9:54 AM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

The are finally seeing what josean and others have been saying here on DT for years.....a little late to the party but nevertheless welcome!

Written by: DaveB, 26 Jun 2014 10:32 AM
From: United States
How about doing something about employment laws that essentially punish the employers? High rate severance pay, for instance? The high taxes every employer faces might also keep employment down, since consumer costs are high. Some businesses might not be able to function at the high government rates.
Written by: Ricardolito, 26 Jun 2014 10:52 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
how can the private sector increase employment when the Dominicans do not want mining projects or new hotels ..better a government job than no job....but I agree with the theory ..government should be small
Written by: josean, 26 Jun 2014 2:31 PM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

PLD = Economic Chikungunya!

Written by: josean, 26 Jun 2014 3:47 PM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!



Francisco Javier se pregunta por qué hay dominicanos en la miseria; dice hizo presidentes a Leonel y Danilo

“Por eso fundamentalmente, entre otras cosas, voy a trabajar incansablemente para conquistar la candidatura presidencial del Partido de la Liberación Dominicana (PLD), para trabajar y modificar en el corazón de esos barrios, las condiciones de los compatriotas nuestros, que tienen el mismo derecho que los que vivimos en la capital, de los que viven en torres o en cualquier lugar”, insistió García

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"So basically, among other things, thats why I will work tirelessly to win the presidential nomination of the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD), and to work to modified the heart of the slums, the conditions of our compatriots, who have the same rights as those if us who live in the capital, those who live in towers or anywhere, "insisted Garcia
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