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Premier Burt On Job Losses At Butterfield Bank

Premier Burt On Job Losses At Butterfield Bank

The Government is “disappointed at the loss of Bermudian jobs” at Butterfield Bank, Premier David Burt said, adding that they will work to ensure former employees have the needed support, and also “increase efforts to diversify our banking sector.” The Premier’s comments follow after the Bank of Butterfield confirmed... Read more of this article

Ministry To Establish A Wage Commission

Ministry To Establish A Wage Commission

The Ministry of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports today [March 4] announced that it will shortly be setting up a Wage Commission to consult with key stakeholders regarding the implementation of a living/minimum wage. This follows the tabling of a report by the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee [JSC] last year on The Establishment of a Living/Minimum... Read more of this article

Nine Bermudians Secure Full Time Jobs At BTC

Nine Bermudians Secure Full Time Jobs At BTC

A partnership initiative between the Bermuda Telephone Company [BTC] and the Government has culminated in the full time employment of nine Bermudians.The BTC Apprenticeship Programme, supported by the Ministry of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports, was launched in February 2016 with the aim of providing educational and professional opportunities... Read more of this article

Getting Bermudians Back Into The Trades

Getting Bermudians Back Into The Trades

[Written by Chris Famous] One of our challenges as a country is that many of our fellow Bermudians are either unemployed or underemployed. At the same time employers are seeking work permits for thousands of guest workers. Some are doing specialist jobs in IB or healthcare that not enough Bermudians are not qualified for. However, the reality is that... Read more of this article

Jan 31 & Feb 7: Free Career Building Workshops

Jan 31 & Feb 7: Free Career Building Workshops

The Department of Workforce Development is offering free career development workshops on Thursday [Jan 31] at Warwick Workman’s Club and Thursday, February 7 at St. George’s Cricket Club from 10.30am to 2.30pm. A Government spokesperson said, “Whether you are just starting your career, unemployed or underemployed and need assistance with... Read more of this article

Job Losses At Tokio Millenium Re Bermuda

Job Losses At Tokio Millenium Re Bermuda

[Written by Don Burgess] A number of people in Bermuda have lost their jobs at Tokio Millenium Re. RenaissanceRe acquired TMR in October 2018 for $1.5 billion. A spokesperson for RenRe, said in a statement, “Starting this week, we began communicating with employees of Tokio Millennium Re about our intentions regarding personnel once our acquisition... Read more of this article

Parliamentary Questions On ’100 Jobs Initiative’

Parliamentary Questions On ’100 Jobs Initiative’

The 100 Jobs Initiative held in March 2018 was attended by 283 people with 32 people being offered employment onsite, and a further 77 potential hires reported by employers at the time, pending background and reference checks. This was stated by Minister of National Security Wayne Caines in response to Parliamentary Questions from OBA MP Michael Dunkley... Read more of this article

Bitcarbon Company Lists Multiple Job Openings

Bitcarbon Company Lists Multiple Job Openings

“The work which the Bermuda Government has put into fintech development in Bermuda is yielding results,” Premier David Burt said, as he congratulated Bitcarbon as they begin to advertise job openings. The listing of ‘current and near term job openings’ at either Bitcarbon [a diamond commodity manufacturer and market maker], and... Read more of this article

Parliamentary Question: Work Permit Numbers

Parliamentary Question: Work Permit Numbers

A grand total of 538 work permits were issued in September, 836 in October and 831 in November. This was stated in the House of Assembly as Minister of National Security Wayne Caines was replying to Parliamentary Questions from Shadow Minister of Home Affairs and Environment Sylvan Richards. The Parliamentary Question said, “Would the Honourable Minister... Read more of this article

Career Development Workshop Held Today

Career Development Workshop Held Today

This morning [Dec 6] the Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo supported her Department of Workforce Development team at their free career development workshops, held at the Devonshire Recreation Club. The Minister met with job-seekers and chatted to them about their career goals and ambitions. The aim of the well-attended workshops... Read more of this article

Minister On Workforce Development Initiatives

Minister On Workforce Development Initiatives

A waiter/server training program and a training initiative for certified commercial cleaners will be launched in the new year and training in court transcription is also being explored, Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo said in the House of Assembly on Friday, as she provided an update about Workforce Development initiatives. Noting... Read more of this article

Labour Force Down 4%: From 38,155 to 36,646

Labour Force Down 4%: From 38,155 to 36,646

Today [Nov 29] the Department of Statistics issued a revised Labour Force Survey Report, noting that the labour force declined 4% from 38,155 to 36,646. The Director of Statistics, Melinda Williams explained, “The public should note that the revised Labour Force Survey Report May 2018 amends the error or 2% decline to reflect a corrected figure of... Read more of this article

Free Career Building Workshops On December 6

Free Career Building Workshops On December 6

Whether you are just starting your career, unemployed or underemployed and need assistance with your job search, the Department of Workforce Development is offering free career development workshops to assist with career guidance. The Department has organized Career Development Training and a Registration Drive at the Devonshire Recreation Club on Thursday... Read more of this article