DISPLACEMENT SHOULDN’T BE OBJECTIVE OF TRANSFORMATION
“The prime minister (last Thursday) said there will be transformation and there will be some displacement, but the fact of the matter is that even if you have displacement, I don’t think that should be the primary objective of transformation,” Dennis Chung said.
What “transformation should be is to bring efficiency, and if displacement happens because of it, fine. But what will happen in the meantime, ... you’ll have the private sector growing, and the economy, we project, will continue growing if we deal with this crime situation in particular, which is the number-one problem right now, and I think people will easily find jobs,” said Chung.
“What we need to lend our minds to is how do we help with the transition of people and retraining of people who might be displaced. That is what we need to start thinking about now so we don’t have people being added to the unemployment list. We move them from one sector to the next,” he said.