Labour Minister Colin Jordan is promising jobs for at least some of those retrenched from the public sector under the  Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation or BERT program.

He’s told a Human Resources Development Consultation workshop at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus that the layoffs are a phase in the restructuring and  modernisation of the public sector.

And some of those same workers will be re-employed under an IDB-funded project aimed at helping to transform how the public sector operates.