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ESO starts new job survey for HR database

ESO starts new job survey for HR database

| 11/10/2017 | 12 Comments
(CNS): An important step in the government’s promised overhaul of the work permit system and the country’s jobs landscape is beginning this month with a new survey by the Economics and Statistics Office. Officials from the ESO will be undertaking the first comprehensive Occupational Wage [...]

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MLA calls for clarity on job criteria

MLA calls for clarity on job criteria

| 06/10/2017 | 72 Comments
(CNS): The independent member for George Town Central is calling for a national list of jobs, clarifying the criteria, to help address the mounting concerns about rogue employers manipulating recruitment to favour cheap labour over locals. Kenneth Bryan plans to file a private member’s motion [...]

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Pension exodus emerging as reality

Pension exodus emerging as reality

| 05/10/2017 | 183 Comments
(CNS): The predicted exodus of expatriate workers as a result of  changes to the pensions law appears to be becoming a challenging reality for Cayman. From small businesses losing experienced staff to mass departures from larger employers, the warnings that more than two thousand people could leave [...]

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Local unemployment rises in spring survey

Local unemployment rises in spring survey

| 03/10/2017 | 36 Comments
(CNS): There was mixed news on employment rates in Cayman with the release of the Labour Force Survey Report for March 2017: the number of unemployed Caymanians was higher than the same period in 2016 but a drop when compared to the October 2016 report. The overall unemployment rate, which includes [...]

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ESO to start autumn labour count

ESO to start autumn labour count

| 28/09/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): In order to maintain a high level of accurate data on the local workforce in the Cayman Islands, the Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) will begin the 2017 autumn Labour Force Survey on Sunday. Trained interviewers from the office will visit 1,500 randomly selected sample households in the [...]

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Probation boss to take temporary reins at community affairs

Probation boss to take temporary reins at community affairs

| 26/09/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Teresa Echenique has been appointed as acting chief officer for the Ministry of Community Affairs when Dorine McGee (nee Whittaker) makes her sudden departure at the end of this week. Echenique, who is a Caymanian, is currently the director of the Department of Community Rehabilitation (DCR), [...]

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RCIPS holds open day to attract recruits

RCIPS holds open day to attract recruits

| 19/09/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): Over forty young men and women showed up for an RCIPS open day last Saturday, which was part of the current recruitment drive to attract young Caymanians into the service, to learn more about what it’s like to be a police officer. The current recruitment campaign ends on Wednesday, 11 O [...]

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RCIPS seeks Caymanians to boost its ranks

RCIPS seeks Caymanians to boost its ranks

| 14/09/2017 | 40 Comments
(CNS): Amid news that police officers from the Cayman Islands are tackling critical and challenging work on hurricane-ravaged islands, the RCIPS launched another recruitment drive, particularly targeting Caymanians between the ages of 18 and 40. The aim is for a class of at least ten recruits to be [...]

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Gender affairs expert stays in education ministry

Gender affairs expert stays in education ministry

| 31/08/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): Tammy Ebanks, one of the islands’ foremost advocates for the rights of women and children, is remaining in the education ministry even though the gender affairs portfolio was moved to the premier’s Ministry of Human Resources and Immigration in the post-election shuffle of respons [...]

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9/10 jobs held by locals in bulk of CIG

9/10 jobs held by locals in bulk of CIG

| 30/08/2017 | 59 Comments
(CNS): Acting Deputy Governor Gloria McField-Nixon has revealed that, with the exception of four agencies, almost nine out of ten civil servants are Caymanians. While the entire civil service is made up of just under 75% local workers, just four departments still have relatively high overseas recrui [...]

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CIG lacks data of migrating Caymanians

CIG lacks data of migrating Caymanians

| 29/08/2017 | 67 Comments
(CNS): Government has no data at all on the number of Caymanians that have left the country to live and work elsewhere. Recent anecdotal evidence suggests that the number of local people leaving the island long-term or permanently in order to find work or better career opportunities and advancement [...]

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