Acting Minister of Labour, Senator Tyrone Barker presenting a copy of "Ins and Outs of
The high demand for Barbadian workers in the North American hotel sector shows no sign of abating, with another hotelier seeking to recruit Barbadian workers for the upcoming season.
Just days after officials from Taboo Resorts visited
Today, she held talks with Acting Minister of Labour, Senator Tyrone Barker, who was accompanied by Permanent Secretary, Carston Simmons, Chief Labour Officer, Edla Lowe and Liaison Officer in
Senator Barker, alluding to the strong history between
While he acknowledged that Barbadian success in the North American hotel industry had augured well for the country, Senator Barker noted that it was becoming increasingly challenging for the Ministry of Labour to match the high demand for skilled workers.
“We put a lot of effort into our training to ensure we can offer employers skilled workers. They have done a credible job overseas which has contributed to more employers participating in the programme but we are finding it very difficult to keep pace with the demand for more Barbadian workers overseas,” he said.
Ms. Rivera said she was eager about the prospect of working with Barbadians for the first time, adding that they had cultivated a very favourable reputation for hard work among hoteliers in the
“We met with many hotel owners in