Tis the season to be jolly, and for many, that means a top-up in their wallet.
But some are say the demand for a holiday pay-day is decreasing due to a lower unemployment rate.
The Lions center was filled this morning, with people seeking employment in government’s nice programme, designed to help unemployed Caymanians earn some extra cash during the Christmas season.
Around two-hundred fifty people were in attendance today.
Last year, 752, registered and organizers say the decrease in registrations is a good thing.
“Doing a visual count, the numbers are down, probably in the region of 40 to 50% , which is very encouraging, I’m hoping that, that means that those aren’t here having something to do now.” Said Minister of Community Affairs, Hon. Osbourne Bodden
“For those who work very well and prove themselves, they said they have full-time opportunities for those people and I think that’s great because there are a lot of people who put a lot of effort into their job.” Said Melissa Boothe an Attendee of the event.
The projects this year will focus on clearing up overgrown beach access paths and helping the department of environmental health on its recycling initiatives.