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ESO to begin workforce survey

ESO to begin workforce survey

| 23/02/2017 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) are urging the public to cooperate with their enumerators who will begin going door-to-door to at over a 1,000 random homes on Sunday 5 March to conduct the Labour Force Survey for this spring. The survey collects data from people cu [...]

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Skills gap remains challenge for bosses

Skills gap remains challenge for bosses

| 17/02/2017

(CNS): The Chamber of Commerce president has said that its members remain concerned about the skills gap in the local working population and the failure of the education system to deliver the employees needed by local businesses. Kyle Broadhurst, a local attorney who stepped into the top role a [...]

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Local employment best for a decade, premier says

Local employment best for a decade, premier says

| 02/02/2017 | 50 Comments

(CNS): Jobs and opportunities for Caymanians are better than they’ve been for almost ten years, the premier told an audience of business people Thursday, and said there were better things to come. Alden McLaughlin said that Cayman had “bucked the trend of economic inertia” in the region thr [...]

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Seasonal clean-up opens beach access

Seasonal clean-up opens beach access

| 17/01/2017 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Government officials have said that the seasonal clean-up project, which was accomplished under budget, resulted in significant improvements to the physical appearance and functionality of dozens of public spaces across the Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac. But as well as the extensive roads [...]

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Firefighter hopefuls put through paces

Firefighter hopefuls put through paces

| 23/12/2016 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Recognising that firefighting is a physical job, officials put 44 Caymanians through a fitness test recently to see if they have what it takes to enlist in the Cayman Islands Fire Service. CIFS management said that as part of the recruitment process, candidates were tested in 11 differen [...]

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Dozens of locals compete for 15 firefighter spots

Dozens of locals compete for 15 firefighter spots

| 01/12/2016 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service has begun the competitive element of its recruitment process to fill 15 entry-level jobs. Officials said that 79 Caymanian applicants who met the criteria test when they applied took the 20 question Fire Service entry exam last week. The potential recruits w [...]

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Public works starts apprenticeship programme

Public works starts apprenticeship programme

| 28/11/2016 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The government has placed eight boys from the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC) at the Public Works Department on the first of its kind apprenticeship programme. The teenagers will spend eight months working with a master technician in plumbing, electrical installation, air [...]

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600 people turn out for clean-up work

600 people turn out for clean-up work

| 23/11/2016 | 51 Comments

(CNS): The number of people who came out to sign up for government’s annual Christmas clean-up last week was down slightly on the more than 700 that took part last year, which government believes is down to the fall in the unemployment rate. But officials revealed that with 550 people registe [...]

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55 people in jobs via Ready2Work

55 people in jobs via Ready2Work

| 22/11/2016 | 23 Comments

(CNS): From over 100 participants in the government’s newest job placement scheme, just half of them have been placed in jobs so far and only half of those have permanent positions. There are 55 people who have been placed with employers through the Ready2Work initiative, with just 23 in long- [...]

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Friend of prison boss favoured over colleagues

Friend of prison boss favoured over colleagues

| 17/11/2016 | 94 Comments

(CNS): A British woman who was a long-time friend of the prison director was given preferential treatment when she was employed at HMP Northward as a manager in 2014 compared to her colleagues. Nina White, who has since left the service after getting embroiled in the ‘videogate’ scandal at t [...]

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CIG offers three weeks of clean-up work

CIG offers three weeks of clean-up work

| 09/11/2016 | 52 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: The government has announced plans to repeat the seasonal clean-up, offering work to the unemployed for just three weeks to Caymanians before Christmas. Officials said the project will cover repairs and maintenance, gardening and cleaning parks, beaches and roadsides. The programme [...]

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