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Montevideo -- (Uruguay) The Minister of Labor Visits -- Los Pinos

Uruguay’s Minister of Labor, Eduardo Bonomi, came to Los Pinos Educational Center on the occasion of the granting of certificates for Industrial Employment, a program for young people in the Casavalle neighborhood provided by Los Pinos in conjunction with the National Employment Committee. The students are young people from the ages of 18 to 24 who have returned to the classroom after a number of years out of school and without jobs. This represents perhaps their last opportunity to get the training they need to obtain formal employment.

After visiting the instructional facilities, the minister spoke to the new graduates, giving them three pieces of advice: “never be late for work, be the best worker in your company, and be respectful to women.” He congratulated them on the fact that 27 of the 37 young men who finished the course had already found jobs.

At the graduation ceremony, the National Employment Conference also gave certificates of recognition to the 26 companies in the area that had accepted young people as interns during the course and later gave them positions in their companies. These industries, which make up the “Industry for Casavalle” alliance, also advise Los Pinos on the skills needed by the future workers.

Romana, No. 43, July-December 2006, p. 240.

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