A central piece in the recent reform of the Cuban economic model is the opening to a small-scale nongovernmental sector: self-employed workers, private micro businesses and small farmers. In addition, a future expansion to include cooperatives has been announced beyond, the agricultural sector where it has always existed. This part of the reform is connected to another decision by which employment in the governmental sector is reduced by more than one million workers in order to increase productivity of state companies and make structures of the different ministries more efficient. Authorities plan that by 2015 more than 35% of the workforce will be employed in the private and cooperative sector.
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