Chief Labour Officer: BECCS Still Has More To Do

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Chief Labour Officer, Victor Felix, believes that while the Barbados Employment and Career Counselling Service (BECCS) has delivered on a number of its goals and services, more still has to be done. Mr. Felix was addressing the start of a series of training seminars, coordinated by BECCS and staff of the Human Resource Development Strategy Programme, in the Lecture Theatre, …

BECCS Praised For Training Retrenched Workers

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Praise has been heaped on the Barbados Employment and Career Counselling Service (BECCS) for its efforts at facilitating retrenched public sector workers, and all unemployed Barbadians, as they search for available opportunities. It came today from Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, as he addressed the start of a series of training seminars, coordinated by BECCS and …

Employment Opportunities In Canada

Sheena Forde Ministry News

The Barbados Employment and Career Counselling Service (BECCS), formerly The National Employment Bureau, is urgently seeking individuals for employment in Canadian hotels. According to Judith Branch, Placement and Counselling Officer at the Bureau, the BECCS is seeking to create a shortlist of suitable persons, who must have at least one year’s previous experience working in the hotel industry in the …

Preparing For The World Of Work

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Young Barbadians will again receive vital information this summer which should greatly assist them as they prepare for the workforce. The Productivity Council will host four workshops on Preparation for the World of Work for students of secondary and tertiary institutions; new entrants to the workplace; and members of youth groups who are between the ages of 15 and 25. …

Youth Career Extravaganza June 27

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

Unemployed persons between the ages of 16 and 30, who are in need of career guidance are invited to attend a Youth Career Extravaganza next Tuesday, June 27. It will take place at the 3Ws Stand, Kensington Oval, Fontabelle, St. Michael, from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The event falls under the Strengthening Human and Social Development Project in Barbados …

Annual Unemployment Stats For 2016

bgis Top Stories

Barbados’ unemployment rate for 2016 stood at 9.7 per cent, a decrease of 1.6 percentage points from the 11.3 per cent recorded at the end of 2015. This is according to statistics derived from the Barbados Statistical Service’s Continuous Household Labour Force Survey, which indicated that the unemployment rate among males stood at 9.3 per cent and 10.1 per cent …

More Investments And Jobs Coming

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Government is committed to enhancing the economic viability of Barbados, says Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, who disclosed that plans for tourism development and other projects were in the pipeline. He made the disclosure on Wednesday as he delivered the feature address at the January 2017 Business Luncheon of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry, at Hilton Barbados Resort. Mr. …

Workplace Values An Asset In Job Market

Malissa Brathwaite Top Stories

With a large number of graduates vying for similar posts within the Barbadian workforce, Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has stressed that good workplace values are key to standing out. The Minister shared this advice with accounting students this morning, during the opening address at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados’ (ICAB) Student Conference Programme, at …

Education More Than Preparing Students For Work

Sharon Austin Top Stories

The education system cannot only prepare students for the world of work. This was the strong message from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart last evening as he delivered the feature address at the opening ceremony of the Fifth International Conference on Higher Education at the Hilton Barbados Resort. Mr. Stuart said he had heard well-meaning persons state that the education system …

Overseas Employment For Males In Agriculture

Malissa Brathwaite Ministry News

The National Employment Bureau will host a recruitment drive on Monday, October 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., for males seeking work abroad in the agriculture sector. It will be held on the ground floor of the Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St. Michael. Males must be between ages 20 and 45; be physically fit; and over five feet, five …