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Jobs benefits survey confidential, says PwC

Jobs benefits survey confidential, says PwC

| 06/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): On Friday officials from PricewaterhouseCoopers Human Capital Consulting Ltd (PwC) stressed that the value and need for a compensation and benefits survey is more crucial than ever for the Cayman Islands’ workforce. Alistair McNeish, Managing Director of PwC, stated at a the official launch of the PwC and CISHRP Compensation Benefits Survey conference […]

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Compensation and job benefits survey for Cayman

Compensation and job benefits survey for Cayman

| 02/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Officials from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Cayman Islands Society of Human Resource Professionals (CISHRP) will meet this Friday to discuss the first Compensation and Benefits Survey conducted by these two organisations.

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Retail bank cutting local jobs

Retail bank cutting local jobs

| 26/02/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS Business): Workers at the Airport branch of Scotiabank have become the latest victims in the financial services sector to face job losses. Officials from the bank said the branch is being closed in order to consolidate it with the new office in South Sound. As a result there will be job cuts but the […]

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Widening inequality gap will hurt CI economy

Widening inequality gap will hurt CI economy

| 19/02/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The gap between the “haves” and the “have-nots”, which is squeezing out the middle classes, combined with technologies that are cutting white-collar jobs could soon have detrimental impact on the Cayman Islands economy. Speaking at the recent Fidelity CEO conference, Anwer Sunderji said “global wealth has become dramatically unequally” and the gap is widening.

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Bank remains mum on potential local job losses

Bank remains mum on potential local job losses

| 11/11/2014 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): Following the announcement last week by Canada’s Scotiabank that it will be closing some 35 branches in the Caribbean region, with a potential loss of over 500 jobs, it is not clear how many of them will be in the Cayman Islands. Ahead of its fourth quarter earnings announcement next month, the bank […]

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Last chance for tourism job drive this Saturday

Last chance for tourism job drive this Saturday

| 22/10/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) is once again partnering with the National Workforce Development Agency (NWDA) to host CayTED (Cayman Tourism Employment Drive). The first drive dates took place on 18 October and the second will be this Saturday 25 October. Anyone who is unemployed and wants to qualify to be screened […]

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CIG is helping economic growth, claims premier

CIG is helping economic growth, claims premier

| 14/10/2014 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Economic activity is on the up, Premier Alden McLaughlin has said, and his government is helping things along. Marketing Cayman as a great place to do business was a key focus of the Progressive administration, he said at the Chamber of Commerce Legislative Lunch last week, as he revealed a number of new initiatives, […]

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Students interns meet potential employers

Students interns meet potential employers

| 08/09/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Fifteen private sector businesses, one non-profit organisation and 24 government entities took part in the Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC) Fair, where students had the opportunity to meet with prospective employers for the Year 12 internship programme. Unpaid internships, whether in the public or private sectors, are an integral part of the CIFEC […]

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Chamber wants to partner with government

Chamber wants to partner with government

| 14/08/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce wants the same thing that the government does, according to its president, Johann Moxam, who says that there seems to be some reluctance on the part of the government, including the National Workforce Development Agency, “to really sit down at the table and have a candid and […]

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NWDA must send suitable candidates for jobs

NWDA must send suitable candidates for jobs

| 12/08/2014 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): There have been too many instances where candidates who are ill-equipped for the position are sent to the local businesses by the National Workforce Development Agency (NWDA), according to Chamber of Commerce President Johann Moxam. It’s important to ensure that suitably qualified are identified and then sent out to the job market, he […]

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Employment agency looks for accountability from job hunters

Employment agency looks for accountability from job hunters

| 23/07/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Job seekers registered with the NWDA who appear to have trouble holding down a job will now be accountable and employers will be required to say why they did or did not hire an applicant sent to them by the National Workforce Development Agency, according to Employment Minister Tara Rivers. The NWDA is […]

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Labour department sows safety seeds

Labour department sows safety seeds

| 22/07/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): A group of thirteen landscape workers had the benefit of health and safety training from the labour department’s health and safety expert recently, which the department’s director said would not only keep workers safe but keep customers happy. Senior Labour Inspector Gene Hydes led the presentations on landscaping hazards, safe work practices, what to […]

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Technology improvements at NWDA

Technology improvements at NWDA

| 21/07/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): There have been significant improvements to the technology to support the system at the National Workforce Development Agency (NWDA) regarding both the website as well as the various database interfaces, according to Employment Minister Tara Rivers, who said that improvements would continue over the coming year. Building on the shared interface with immigration, […]

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Government seeking holistic approach to job seekers

Government seeking holistic approach to job seekers

| 17/07/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The National Workforce Development Agency is looking to partner with other agencies for those clients looking for work who have needs above and beyond what the NWDA can offer, according to the Employment Minister Tara Rivers. For example, they will be working with the Department of Children and Family Services for those clients […]

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National Internship Programme launched

National Internship Programme launched

| 14/07/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The target group for the National Workforce Development Agency’s new National Internship Programme is college students studying locally or abroad, according to Employment Minister Tara Rivers. However, she said it is also open to others who may want to “try before they buy” regarding their career path.  Chaquira Hodgson is the first intern […]

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