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Miller calls for CIG staff secrecy to stop

Miller calls for CIG staff secrecy to stop

| 10/10/2018 | 58 Comments
(CNS): Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller is calling on the Cayman Islands Government to lift the veil of secrecy surrounding what appears to be a multitude of problems relating to senior management in the public sector. Following the sudden and very limited announcement from the board of directors at [...]

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CNS raises profile of job seekers with video resumes

CNS raises profile of job seekers with video resumes

| 02/10/2018
(CNS Local Life): In a recent column, “CNS offers help to job seekers“, Auntie explained how CNS is hoping to give job seekers an additional and positive way to reach potential employers. We are offering space to present video resumes, which is a growing trend worldwide and gives people looking [...]

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WORC takes on former immigration chief

WORC takes on former immigration chief

| 26/09/2018 | 14 Comments
(CNS): Jeremy Scott, a former assistant chief immigration officer, has been recruited to the government’s new employment unit, the Workforce Opportunities & Residency Cayman (WORC), as a deputy director. Officials said that Scott has 21 years of experience with the immigration department [...]

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CNS offers help to job seekers

CNS offers help to job seekers

| 26/09/2018
Here is my dilemma: I am Caymanian. I have a good application packet that includes my resume, my immigration status, my police clearance, cover letter…everything the different ads seem to require. I have applied for at least 100 jobs in the last four months, and despite having everything that is [...]

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NiCE workers have barriers to labour market

NiCE workers have barriers to labour market

| 13/09/2018 | 15 Comments
(CNS): The number of unemployed people who joined the recent summer clean-up initiative fell by almost a quarter compared to previous NiCE programmes, but many of those who were involved had significant barriers preventing them from getting into the wider labour market, government has said. The late [...]

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Key post filled in new WORC agency

Key post filled in new WORC agency

| 13/09/2018 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Government has announced the appointment of 16-year career civil servant Sian Pairaudeau as the deputy director of labour needs and supply at the new Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) unit, which is expected to be up and running by January. [...]

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Cayman Islands unemployment falls to 3.4%

Cayman Islands unemployment falls to 3.4%

| 05/09/2018 | 42 Comments
(CNS): Unemployment in the Cayman Islands has fallen to its lowest level since before the global economic crash, according to figures released by the Economic and Statistics Office on Wednesday. The Spring 2018 Labour Force Survey estimates that the overall unemployment rate is now at 3.4% (down fr [...]

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Four senior staff fired from port

Four senior staff fired from port

| 27/08/2018 | 55 Comments
(CNS): The acting director at the Cayman Islands Port Authority has confirmed that four senior Caymanians have been let go because PACI had to “restructure its resources”. Joseph Woods released a short statement to the media Monday stating that four people had been terminated without cau [...]

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NiCE workers to get certificates

NiCE workers to get certificates

| 20/08/2018 | 38 Comments
(CNS): The government plans to give workers who have signed up for the summer National Community Enhancement Project (NiCE) clean-up programme a training and participation certificate, suggesting that it will be a “valuable addition” to the resumes of permanent job seekers as they look [...]

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Opposition calls for action as NiCE attracts 100s

Opposition calls for action as NiCE attracts 100s

| 14/08/2018 | 84 Comments
(CNS): With hundreds of people turning up to register for the government’s National Community Enhancement (NiCE) on Monday, the opposition urged government to take action to help the unemployed. In a statement to the media, Deputy Opposition Leader Alva Suckoo, the spokesperson for labour issu [...]

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Manderson backs CoP’s move to recruit residents

Manderson backs CoP’s move to recruit residents

| 13/08/2018 | 117 Comments
(CNS): Acting Governor Franz Manderson has backed a move by Police Commissioner Derek Byrne to recruit foreign residents for entry-level positions to the RCIPS after the opposition called on him to prevent the change in policy. Manderson said that locals would still be given priority, even though th [...]

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