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Minister: Summer Employment Programme

Minister: Summer Employment Programme

Speaking in the House of Assembly on Friday [July 8], Minister of Home Affairs Patricia Gordon-Pamplin highlighted the Summer Employment Programme coordinated through the Department of Workforce Development. “The Summer Employment Programme assists participants in the development of their career goals by connecting work experiences to their... Read more of this article

Summer Internships For High School Students

Summer Internships For High School Students

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [July 8], Minister of Home Affairs Patricia Gordon-Pamplin provided details of a summer employment initiative, in which participating companies offer a summer internship for high school students that will provide guidance, mentoring and work experience. The Minister said, “There are fifteen participating... Read more of this article

Appeal To Businesses: ‘Just Employ One Man’

Appeal To Businesses: ‘Just Employ One Man’

The recently-founded charitable group Brothers of Bermuda is seeking the public’s assistance with its “One Man, One Week or One Month” effort that aims to assist men on the island in finding employment. A spokesperson said, “Brothers of Bermuda, a new organization that came into inception earlier this year, is made up of professional... Read more of this article

BLDC Workers Down Tools To Protest Dismissal

BLDC Workers Down Tools To Protest Dismissal

At around noon today [June 29], eight workers at the Bermuda Land Development Corporation downed tools to protest the dismissal of two of their colleagues.Chief Shop Steward Tyril Simmons said they met with management to address concerns and there was no change and they plan to meet with them again. When asked what they are seeking from management,... Read more of this article

“Creating Jobs For Everyone But Bermudians”

“Creating Jobs For Everyone But Bermudians”

“Continuing Bermudian job losses under the OBA confirms what we in the PLP have believed for some time; the OBA’s trickle down, employ everyone but Bermudians approach simply does not work,” Shadow Tourism and Economic Development Minister Jamahl Simmons said.Bermuda Job Market Employment Briefs Mr Simmons comments follow after the... Read more of this article

Column: What Is Our Real Unemployment Rate?

Column: What Is Our Real Unemployment Rate?

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] Bermuda’s true level of unemployment is likely much higher than the rate – seven percent [7%] and 2,348 Bermudian persons 2015 – that is officially and recently reported. The higher and real number creates a need for a massive difference in the fundamental approach to fixing Bermuda’s economic... Read more of this article

Seventh Consecutive Year Of Job Losses

Seventh Consecutive Year Of Job Losses

For the seventh consecutive year, Bermuda’s job market reported job losses with total filled positions falling by 156 [or 0.5%] in 2015. This is according to the Bermuda Job Market Employment Briefs, which highlights the main findings of the 2015 Annual Employment Survey and was released today [June 23] by the Department of Statistics. Chart extracted... Read more of this article

Chubb’s Early Career Development Initiatives

Chubb’s Early Career Development Initiatives

Chubb said they are “proud to welcome” the following individuals who have joined the organisation’s 2016 early career development initiatives: Denzel Simons named 2016 Graduate Trainee Denzel Simons has joined Chubb’s Excess Liability department for the company’s two year Graduate Trainee Programme designed to transition graduates... Read more of this article

Govt Extend Voluntary Early Retirement Program

Govt Extend Voluntary Early Retirement Program

The Cabinet Office is advising that it is extending its voluntary early retirement program for eligible persons in the public service. “Submission deadline is August 29th, 2016 and termination date is September 30th, 2016, with the exception of Education where termination will be June 2017,” a spokesperson said. “The early retirement... Read more of this article

Video: MP Rabain On Govt Work Permit Numbers

Video: MP Rabain On Govt Work Permit Numbers

After the Opposition asked in the House of Assembly how many work permits have been issued for motor mechanics, electricians, welders and landscape gardeners, MP Diallo Rabain said they were “totally shocked” that the Government has issued 217 permits since 2013 for these categories. Speaking outside the House on Friday, Mr Rabain told Bernews,... Read more of this article

PLP & OBA On Employment Committee Motion

PLP & OBA On Employment Committee Motion

The PLP said they are “disappointed that the OBA rejected our effort to reach across the political aisle” and “rejected a PLP motion to form a Joint Select Committee to inquire into strategies needed to facilitate the creation of new jobs,” while the OBA said the “economy is turning to allow for significant job creation”... Read more of this article

PLP C27 To Hold Job Fair In Warwick On May 14

PLP C27 To Hold Job Fair In Warwick On May 14

On Saturday [May 14], Constituency 27 of the Progressive Labour Party will be holding “Get 2 Work Warwick!”, a job fair to provide help with resume writing, dressing for success, interviewing skills, training opportunities, and more. “This workshop will be held at T.N. Tatem Middle School, on Saturday, May 14, from 10am to 3pm,”... Read more of this article

‘Establish A Liveable Wage Standard In Bermuda’

‘Establish A Liveable Wage Standard In Bermuda’

“The Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] strongly believes that is it time for Bermuda to establish and implement a liveable wage standard in Bermuda,” Jason Hayward said. “As the economy begins to stabilize, the call for a living wage is timely as it is a necessary component of sustainable economic recovery.“The establishment... Read more of this article