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Two Hour Video: ‘Living Wage’ Panel Discussion

Two Hour Video: ‘Living Wage’ Panel Discussion

“The Living Wage – Relief is on the Way” panel discussion took place this evening [Oct 18] and you can watch the two-hour video of the presentation below.Panelists include statistician Cordell Riley, Rev Nicholas Tweed, MP Rolfe Commissiong, and Family Centre Executive Director Martha Dismont, while MP Kim Swan is moderating the discussion.... Read more of this article

Discussion: ‘Living Wage – Relief Is On The Way’

Discussion: ‘Living Wage – Relief Is On The Way’

[Written by Don Burgess] “Work should lift you out of poverty, not keep you there.” That slogan is attached to a discussion on the proposed living wage which will be held on Thursday, October 18 at St Paul Centennial Hall at 6:30 pm. It is proposed that the Living Wage is set at $12.25 per hour as of May 1, 2019, then at $18.23 as of May 1, 2020.... Read more of this article

BTUC: Consider Employment & Pay Equity Laws

BTUC: Consider Employment & Pay Equity Laws

The Government should “consider instituting employment and pay equity legislation,” BTUC President Jason Hayward said, saying that the purpose would be to “achieve equality in the workplace” and correct the “disadvantage in employment experienced by women, people of color, and persons with disabilities.”BTUC President... Read more of this article

Minister Brown: ‘This Will Not Be Tolerated’

Minister Brown: ‘This Will Not Be Tolerated’

[Updated] Circumstances surrounding the loss of three jobs at Ascendant Group have resulted in various allegations being made, and the Ministry of Home Affairs launching an investigation. Earlier this week, the Ascendant Group — which is the parent company of BELCO, Aircare, iFM, and iEPC – confirmed that three staff members were made redundant. The... Read more of this article

Increase Of 172 Jobs In 2017 Compared To 2016

Increase Of 172 Jobs In 2017 Compared To 2016

Employers reported an increase of 172 jobs in 2017 compared to 2016 and the number of Bermudian job holders rose from 23,494 to 23,667, an increase of 173 jobs, which marks the “first increase in the total number of jobs filled by Bermudians since 2006.” This is according to the 2018 edition of the Bermuda Job Market Employment Briefs, which... Read more of this article

Youth Movement: Cire Bean’s Payakid Initiative

Youth Movement: Cire Bean’s Payakid Initiative

[Generation Next Youth Movement Series] How many of us, young and old, would like to see increased employment opportunities for Bermuda’s youth? 20-year-old Bermudian entrepreneur Cire Tyler Bean is aiming to do just that, providing an avenue for Bermudian youth to work hard and cash in with his company Payakid. When asked to describe what his company... Read more of this article

Minister: Hotels Hire New Staff After Programme

Minister: Hotels Hire New Staff After Programme

Over 15 people have been hired by local hotels after completing a training program for Room Attendants, the Minister of Education and Workforce Development Diallo Rabain said in the House of Assembly today [May 18], with additional people currently “in the recruitment phase.” The Minister was providing an update on the Hospitality training... Read more of this article

Hotel Hires 7 Employees Following Programme

Hotel Hires 7 Employees Following Programme

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, the Bermuda Hospitality Institute and the Government of Bermuda today announce the successful conclusion of a Guest Room Attendant Programme held at the hotel, with seven of the participants hired by the resort as a result of the programme. The two-week programme is a public-private collaboration between the Bermuda... Read more of this article

Hayward: Progress Made On Worker’s Agenda

Hayward: Progress Made On Worker’s Agenda

[Written by BPSU President Jason Hayward] The recent release of the 2016 Population and Housing Census Report has brought some alarming trends to the forefront. The report revealed that the disparity in median annual personal income by race has widen over the intercensal period with Blacks experiencing a 13% decline in income levels in comparison to... Read more of this article

37 People Certified As Guest Room Attendants

37 People Certified As Guest Room Attendants

Thirty-seven people, who successfully completed a Guest Room Attendant Program – a joint initiative of the Bermuda Hospitality Institute [BHI], Ministry of Education and Workforce Development, Department of Financial Assistance and Ministry of Economic Development and Tourism – were awarded certificates and pins at a special presentation. Held... Read more of this article

Column: Considerations For Ageing Workforce

Column: Considerations For Ageing Workforce

[Opinion column written by BTUC President Senator Jason Hayward] In the Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC]’s 2017 Workers’ Agenda, the Congress highlighted the need for the Government to examine age discrimination in the workplace. Given our country’s ageing population, the Congress recognises that the issue of age discrimination affects many... Read more of this article

Video: ’101 Jobs For 101 Days’ Launches

Video: ’101 Jobs For 101 Days’ Launches

A new initiative — 101 Jobs for 101 Days — has launched aiming to provide a means of income in exchange for services rather than financial assistance, and to provide an opportunity for people to showcase their skillset, work ethic and update their resume with more recent job experience. Minister of Public Works Lt/Col. David Burch said,... Read more of this article

32 People Secure Jobs At Employment Fair

32 People Secure Jobs At Employment Fair

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines extended his “heartfelt thanks” to all who participated in yesterday’s 100 Jobs initiative, which saw 32 people secure employment, and 77 more people confirmed for follow-up interviews with employers. Yesterday, at the Hamilton Seventh Day Adventist Church Hall, 285 job seekers attended the... Read more of this article