Tag: Employment in Bermuda

Minister: ‘Furlough Has Saved Public Sector Jobs’

Minister: ‘Furlough Has Saved Public Sector Jobs’

[Updated] “The furlough has saved a lot of public sector jobs, and that’s the one thing that they’re objecting to,” Finance Minister Bob Richards said at today’s [Jan 27] press conference. Minister Richards added, “The situation, the financial situation that caused us to put the furlough in…hasn’t changed... Read more of this article

Videos: Bermuda Entertainment Union Meeting

Videos: Bermuda Entertainment Union Meeting

The Bermuda Entertainment Union held a special meeting last night [Jan 25] at Leopard’s Club to discuss the impact of the new work permit policy on the entertainment industry, with the new policy set to come in effect on March 1st. Shadow Minister for Immigration Walton Brown previously said, “The policy for many years was that foreign entertainment... Read more of this article

Video: BIU President On Unemployment Statistics

Video: BIU President On Unemployment Statistics

BIU President Chris Furbert held a press conference yesterday [Jan 20], where he discussed the latest employment statistics. The recently released Labour Force Survey showed unemployment increasing to 9% with the workforce having shrunk by 511 workers in 2014. The 9% unemployment rate in 2014 compares to a 7% unemployment rate in 2013, an 8% unemployment... Read more of this article

MP Brown Calls On The Reefs To Withdraw Ad‬

MP Brown Calls On The Reefs To Withdraw Ad‬

“The recent ad by The Reefs hotel represents a flawed direction in the hiring process and needs to be stopped immediately,” Shadow Minister for Immigration ‬Walton Brown said, with the MP calling on The Reefs to “withdraw the ad immediately.” This follows after the Southampton property advertised for a Bar Chef to “develop... Read more of this article

MP Rolfe Commissiong On Unemployment Rate

MP Rolfe Commissiong On Unemployment Rate

[Opinion column written by MP Rolfe Commissiong] The Finance Minister’s recent press statement contained the following: “Changes in the black working population and white population are indeed significant and are something of note.” This tidbit came after the Minister and his government found themselves under inordinate pressure to publicly release... Read more of this article

PLP: “Bermuda’s Jobs Crisis Is Getting Worse”

PLP: “Bermuda’s Jobs Crisis Is Getting Worse”

[Updated with video] Following the release of the latest Labour Force Survey which showed unemployment increasing to 9% with the workforce having shrunk by 511 workers in 2014, Shadow Finance Minister David Burt said “it is clear that Bermuda’s Jobs Crisis is getting worse under the OBA.” The 9% unemployment rate in 2014 compares to a... Read more of this article

Leah Scott Organises Resume Writing Workshop

Leah Scott Organises Resume Writing Workshop

Junior Minister of Education and MP for Southampton East Central Leah Scott has invited Bill Zuill and Patrice Williams to moderate a résumé writing workshop, set to be held at Heron Bay Primary School on January 24, 2015. The workshop will be held from 2.00pm through 5.00pm. Promising to teach attendees how to create “a professional résumé... Read more of this article

Kim Wilson To Hold Job Readiness Workshop

Kim Wilson To Hold Job Readiness Workshop

Constituency #34 Sandys South Central MP Kim Wilson has teamed up with the Department of Workforce Development to host a Job Readiness Workshop aimed at helping to get Bermudians back to work. The workshop will include tips and training on developing critical job ready skills such as interviewing and resume’ writing, effective communication and other... Read more of this article

Labour Force Survey: 9% Unemployment Rate

Labour Force Survey: 9% Unemployment Rate

[Updated with video] According to the 2014 Labour Force Survey released today [Jan 9], the unemployment rate was measured at 9% and the workforce shrunk by 511 workers in 2014. The 9% unemployment rate in 2014 compares to a 7% unemployment rate in 2013, an 8% unemployment rate in 2012, and a 6% unemployment rate in 2010. Chart #1 extracted from the... Read more of this article

America’s Cup Site Lists 6 More Jobs, 12 Total

America’s Cup Site Lists 6 More Jobs, 12 Total

[Updated w/two responses] The America’s Cup website has been updated in the last 24 hours to to add six more jobs — now making a total of 12 jobs — with the newly listed six positions including Accommodation Manager, Creative Content Manager, Social Media Manager, TV Production Manager, Sponsorship Sales Manager, and Digital Marketing... Read more of this article


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