Tag: Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman

Over 3,500 permits processed during lockdown

Over 3,500 permits processed during lockdown

| 22/06/2020 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Since the government agency dealing with work permits and labour issues closed down in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and boards stopped meeting, administrators still reviewed 3,577 permits remotely. But Jeremy Scott, the managing director of WORC, said changes to the law have enhanced the tracking of local job applicants, giving them more […]

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Scott takes over at WORC

Scott takes over at WORC

| 05/05/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Director Jeremy Scott has been appointed as the acting director at Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) after the two-year long secondment of Sharon Roulstone ended Friday. The immigration ministry’s chief officer, Wesley Howell, said that Scott’s “vast experience with immigration, enforcement and leadership” made him the best person to lead WORC as […]

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WORC tackling its work case by case

WORC tackling its work case by case

| 04/05/2020 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Measures taken to protect the Cayman Islands community from the COVID-19 pandemic have thrown up a variety of challenges for the relatively new Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC). As a result, the agency is working on a case by case basis as it tries to prioritise jobs for Caymanians, juggle the complex situation surrounding […]

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Work permit job ads now mandated via WORC

Work permit job ads now mandated via WORC

| 23/04/2020 | 101 Comments

(CNS): The premier has presented to the Legislative Assembly the long-awaited change to the work permit system to make it mandatory to post all job vacancies on JobsCayman, the internal portal for Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC), if an employer is seeking a work permit. Lawmakers on both sides hope that this change, one […]

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WORC raids construction site

WORC raids construction site

| 17/02/2020 | 20 Comments

(CNS): An undisclosed number of people were arrested last week for immigration offences, according to a press release from government’s new employment-immigration units. Officials said that compliance officers from the Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) and Customs and Border Control carried out a raid at a large scale construction site in George Town. The […]

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WORC adds deputy director to team

WORC adds deputy director to team

| 27/01/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) has added another member to its management team, but there is still no date for when this new department will be fully functioning. Kyle McLean, who has been made deputy director for business operations, started the job two weeks ago, according to a government release. McLean has over […]

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WORC stops doing its own English tests

WORC stops doing its own English tests

| 03/10/2019 | 41 Comments

(CNS): The new agency that will be dealing with employment and work permits, Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman, will no longer be conducting its own English Language Tests (ELTs), from 14 October, for work permit applicants who are not native English speakers. As a corruption case involving around a dozen defendants relating to these tests […]

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WORC gears up for job portal launch

WORC gears up for job portal launch

| 26/08/2019 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) has said it will soon be launching the portal JobsCayman, the first step in an entirely online national work placement system, which will allow registered users to access vacancies posted by registered employers. Officials said the aim is to offer a better system for Caymanians looking for work. […]

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WORC portal will vet job ads

WORC portal will vet job ads

| 13/08/2019 | 94 Comments

(CNS): The online job vacancy platform that will be central to government’s new approach to employment and immigration is about to enter the testing phase. Sharon Roulstone, the director of the National Workforce Development Agency (WORC), the new unit that emerged from the division of the immigration department into two new agencies, explained that this […]

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WORC struggles as transition rolls on

WORC struggles as transition rolls on

| 06/08/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Workforce Opportunity and Residency Cayman (WORC), the new government agency that now deals with the employment side of immigration, is facing significant problems as the staff transitions into the new unit. Training on the new system is causing delays, with customers now queuing in tents outside the building as WORC officers struggle to keep […]

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HIV+ expat permits considered case by case

HIV+ expat permits considered case by case

| 04/07/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Following the recent release by UNAIDS calling on the Cayman Islands and 47 other countries to lift restrictions on people seeking to visit, study or work who are HIV positive, officials here have said that there is no mandatory restriction and that each case is considered on its own merit based on medical expert […]

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