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SEPTEMBER IS V.I. LABOR AWARENESS MONTH

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Sept. 5, 2001 – Gov. Charles W. Turnbull has issued a proclamation designating September as Labor Awareness Month in the Virgin Islands. Noting that the economic competitiveness of the territory rests largely on the skills and abilities of the workforce, the proclamation focuses on significant contributions that workers have made to the territory’s development.
"Businesses and government increasingly rely on their workers to adapt to advancements in technology, to produce high quality goods and services, and to make the production improvements that ensure future competitive advantages," the governor said.
The proclamation encourages workers and youths to adopt lifelong learning to enhance employability. Collaborative efforts of workers, employers, educators and unions are required, Gov. Turnbull stated.
He urged residents to participate in activities scheduled in observance of the month. For information about those plans, call Rhona Martinez at the Labor Department St. Croix office, 773-1994, ext. 230.

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