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May 31, 1999, Cuba Free Press. >

HIGH RATE OF YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT IN CUBA By Jorge Diego Rodríguez Delgado, Cuba Free Press.

HAVANA - Nearly half of the 300,000 Cuban youth who are between the ages of 15-29 are unemployed.

The needs of information and work resources were highlighted by Vice Minister Conrado Valladares of the Labor and Social Security Ministry. Among the obstacles to employment, Cuban youth find such problems as low wages and the fact that the majority of work sites control the availability of their openings.

Regarding tourism jobs, while they are very attractive to many youths, they require a certain political background in addition to the other requisites for work in this sector.

By Jorge Diego Rodríguez Delgado, Cuba Free Press.

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