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Background

The Small Business Support Unit was established on October 15, 2008 to assist micro and small businesses in the financial and technical difficulties experienced in establishment and/or growth. The Unit was then upgraded to the Dominica Employment and Small Business Agency in March 2010 to ensure that funds injected into the micro and small businesses were targeted at the creation of employment, poverty alleviation and the generation of economic growth at a national level. The mission of the Agency has been expanded to include development and implementation of programs for employment generation and job creation.

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NEP Initiatives

On-the-Job Training& Mentorship Programme

  • To develop job skills and working experience for unemployed youth and to assist MSME's in building their workforce
  • 295 individuals will be employed at various businesses or organizations for a one year period. Employees will be matched with owners/managers who will provide training, guidance, and support during the training period and mentors will submit a brief report to the unit at the end of the period. Targeted sectors will include tourism, agriculture, manufacturing, and services.

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