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Update On Restricted & Closed Job Categories

Update On Restricted & Closed Job Categories

The Ministry of Economy and Labour is “advising the public of changes to the closed and restricted job categories, effective from August 1st, 2022, for five months.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Labour will extend the moratorium on new work permits issued for the following Closed job categories for five months, ending... Read more of this article

Join The Summer Employment Programme

Join The Summer Employment Programme

“There are more opportunities to join the 2022 Summer Employment Programme,” the Department of Workforce Development advised. A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Workforce Development [DWD] is pleased to advise that there are more opportunities to join the 2022 Summer Employment Programme and invites college and university... Read more of this article

Video: Govt Town Hall On Youth Employment

Video: Govt Town Hall On Youth Employment

The Government will host a town hall at 6pm this evening [June 23] on Bermuda’s Youth Employment Strategy and people can attend in-person at the St. Paul’s AME Centennial Church Hall or watch online or via CITV television. The meeting will be hosted by Minister of Economy and Labour Jason Hayward, Department of Workforce Development Director... Read more of this article

Youth Employment Strategy Town Hall On Thurs

Youth Employment Strategy Town Hall On Thurs

The Government issued a reminder that the Town Hall on Bermuda’s Youth Employment Strategy will be held tomorrow. A Government spokesperson said, “As a reminder, tomorrow [June 23], the Minister of Economy and Labour, the Hon. Jason Hayward, JP, MP, will host an in-person community engagement event discussing Bermuda’s Youth Employment... Read more of this article

Govt To Host Town Halls On June 23rd & 28th

Govt To Host Town Halls On June 23rd & 28th

The Government will host two town halls this month, one on June 23rd on Bermuda’s Youth Employment Strategy, and one on June 28th on Signature Schools and Education Reform. A Government spokesperson said, “The Government remains committed to engaging and connecting with the community on a number of important policies, programmes and initiatives... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Youth Employment Strategy Report

Bermuda’s Youth Employment Strategy Report

[Updated] The Government has released the Youth Employment Strategy Report, which they said “aims to address unemployment by facilitating greater opportunities and educational pathways for all young Bermudians between 18 – 26 years old.” “In an effort to address the current and future demands of the labour market, the Ministry of... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Hayward Press Conference

Video: Minister Hayward Press Conference

[Updated] Minister of Economy and Labour Jason Hayward will be holding a press conference at around 10.00am this morning [June 2] to provide an update on Bermuda’s Youth Employment Strategy. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 13-minute replay is belowUpdate 4.52pm: Minister Hayward’s remarks: Good day to members of the media and... Read more of this article

Mandatory National Welder Recertification Testing

Mandatory National Welder Recertification Testing

The Department of Workforce Development will be holding mandatory National Welding Recertification testing during the week of 9 May 2022 at the Bermuda College Welding Facility. A Government spokesperson said, “Under the National Occupational Certification Act 2004, all welders must be “Nationally Certified,”. Maintaining this standard required... Read more of this article

Philippine Embassy Team Meets With Minister

Philippine Embassy Team Meets With Minister

The Filipino Association recently hosted a meeting between the visiting team from the Philippine Embassy in Canada led by Ambassador Rodolfo D. Robles and Minister of Economy and Labour Jason Hayward at the Bermuda Sailors Home to “promote the rights and welfare of Filipino workers in Bermuda.” A spokesperson said, “A team from the... Read more of this article

LAC: “Strengthening The Rights Of Employees”

LAC: “Strengthening The Rights Of Employees”

The Labour Advisory Council [LAC] reconvened on April 1st with a “robust agenda geared towards strengthening the rights of employees, establishing guidelines for the misclassification of employees and creating further protections for work permit holders.” A Government spokesperson said, “The LAC, established in the 1960s, is a non-statutory... Read more of this article

Employee Complaints About Arbitration Clauses

Employee Complaints About Arbitration Clauses

The Minister of Economy and Labour Jason Hayward advised “that the Ministry has received complaints from employees pertaining to arbitration clauses being included in their statement of employment and employers insisting on settling all matters, including possible breaches of the Employment Act 2000 by the employer, through arbitration.” “All... Read more of this article

Nonprofit Alliance Workforce Survey Launches

Nonprofit Alliance Workforce Survey Launches

The Nonprofit Alliance of Bermuda has launched a survey of nonprofit employment practices in Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “The survey will capture much needed data in the areas of workforce demographics and compensation packages. The survey is open until Monday March 28th at 12pm. Any nonprofit with salaried or paid staff is encouraged to complete... Read more of this article

Employment, Job Loss & Work Permit Statistics

Employment, Job Loss & Work Permit Statistics

2020 “saw a plunge of 1,951 jobs lost, primarily due to the global pandemic” and the “total number of work permits issued decreased 32% in 2020 coinciding with the pandemic,” a recently released report noted. 2020 was the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic, and saw widespread closures and restrictions, including the airport... Read more of this article