Tag: Employment in Bermuda

Emergency Work Permits Following Gonzalo

Emergency Work Permits Following Gonzalo

[Updated with PLP comment] The Department of Immigration confirmed that, until October 21, businesses can apply for emergency temporary work permits if they are in need of added assistance with Hurricane Gonzalo restoration work. A Government spokesperson said, “Until October 21st businesses can apply for emergency temporary work permits post... Read more of this article

MP Commissiong On OBA’s 2000 Jobs Plan

MP Commissiong On OBA’s 2000 Jobs Plan

The OBA “breaking their promise to create 2000 jobs has real consequences for Bermudians and the OBA need to produce a jobs plan that is believable, attainable and will get results for Bermudians,” Shadow Workforce Development Minister Rolfe Commissiong said. Mr. Commissiong said, “The reform of Workforce Development which was started... Read more of this article

Watson.bm Job Site Introduces New Features

Watson.bm Job Site Introduces New Features

Watson.bm, a website launched in April 2014 aiming to make employment opportunities more accessible for those on the island, is continuing to refine its features and capabilities, aiding both employers and employees in helping to facilitate professional connections. A spokesperson for the online service said, “In response to public demand and... Read more of this article

New TV Channel Launched To Showcase Jobs

New TV Channel Launched To Showcase Jobs

The Department of Workforce Development and Bermuda Cablevision have revealed they are partnering to provide a television channel dedicated to showcasing available jobs in Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “By simply going to Channel 87, job-seekers can view a scrolling display of all of the open jobs from the Bermuda Job Board on a dedicated television... Read more of this article

Town Hall Meeting Held Over Training Plan

Town Hall Meeting Held Over Training Plan

Last night [July 23] a Town Hall Meeting was hosted to discuss the National Training Plan, with Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy saying “the importance of undertaking national planning for a sustainable workforce in Bermuda is an urgent priority for the Government..” National Training Board Chairman Jeff Sousa delivers a summary presentation:The... Read more of this article

Town Hall Meeting On National Training Plan

Town Hall Meeting On National Training Plan

The National Training Board and the Department of Workforce Development invite members of the public to attend an upcoming Town Hall Meeting to discuss the National Training Plan. “This will take place on Wednesday July 23rd from 5:30pm until 7pm at the Cathedral Hall, Hamilton,” a spokesperson said. “The Plan covers topics such as... Read more of this article

BPSU Supports National Training Plan Part #1

BPSU Supports National Training Plan Part #1

The Bermuda Public Service Union [BPSU] has expressed its support for the National Training Plan Part 1, calling it a “positive step to assist in resolving part of Bermuda’s unemployment crisis.” BPSU President Jason Hayward said, “The Bermuda Public Service Union would like to commend and congratulate the Minister of Home Affairs... Read more of this article

Tucker’s Point: “Action To Right Overstaffing”

Tucker’s Point: “Action To Right Overstaffing”

The receivers handling Rosewood Tucker’s Point resort confirmed that “action has been taken to right size overstaffing through separations.” The number of “separations” is unclear, however yesterday Bernews received an email from someone connected with the property who indicated there had been layoffs. The person said they... Read more of this article

Video: ‘Maintain, Retain Job Security For Locals’

Video: ‘Maintain, Retain Job Security For Locals’

Shawn Dill is calling for Government to institute legislative measures so that all contracts have a clause that “allows the foreign worker to be replaced within three months if a Bermudian is found to be employable and equally qualified for the position.” Mr Dill and his fellow supporters gathered at the House of Assembly today [June 13]... Read more of this article

Minister Fahy Unveils National Training Plan

Minister Fahy Unveils National Training Plan

Minister for Home Affairs Michael Fahy formally unveiled Bermuda’s first ever National Training Plan today [May 16], providing what he called “a road map aimed at strengthening Bermuda’s competitive position in our local and global markets.” Minister Fahy said, “Helping Bermudians in this challenging job market remains a top... Read more of this article


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