Tag: Tara Rivers

NWDA on hunt for potential interns

NWDA on hunt for potential interns

| 29/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The National Workplace Development Agency is looking for people to join in its National Internship Programme. The NWDA said this initiative provides opportunities for unemployed young adults to get practical experience and develop their skills. Launched in 2014, the programme has had a nu [...]

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Chamber members impatient for labour reform

Chamber members impatient for labour reform

| 21/03/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS Business): Immigration and labour reform have been identified by Chamber of Commerce members as two of the main issues for the business community, which is becoming impatient for change, according to the new Chamber President Paul Pearson. He also noted the slow introduction of online payme [...]

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Chamber fumes quietly over Rivers’ comments

Chamber fumes quietly over Rivers’ comments

| 10/02/2016 | 19 Comments

(CNS Business): Stuck between a desire to rail against criticisms levelled at it by the employment minister and a wish to show its willingness to cooperate with government, the Chamber of Commerce responded with a short public statement Tuesday. “In order to keep the focus on moving forward, [...]

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Rivers urges tourism sector to give locals jobs

Rivers urges tourism sector to give locals jobs

| 28/08/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The employment minister is urging employers in the tourism industry to offer real job opportunities for local people and remove any artificial barriers preventing them from being employed. Speaking at a recent networking drive organised by CITA and the NWDA, Tara Rivers also told would-b [...]

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Ministry wraps up pensions public meetings

Ministry wraps up pensions public meetings

| 18/08/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): Community members gathered one last time on Thursday night at the George Town Town Hall to discuss the proposed changes the Ministry of Employment and the Department of Labour and Pensions have suggested in the National Pensions Law 2015. Minister of Employment Tara Rivers said th [...]

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HCCI encourages healthcare careers

HCCI encourages healthcare careers

| 21/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Health City officials are gearing up for round two of their summer student internship programme that teaches school students about the various healthcare professions available. After a successful first year, hospital officials said they have agreed to increase the number of studen [...]

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Student programme to encourage careers in financial services

Student programme to encourage careers in financial services

| 06/05/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): The launch of a new student education and work experience programme is set to spark early engagement for Caymanian students interested in careers in the financial services industry. The 12-week programme targets Year 12 students who are job-ready and aims at putting more young pro [...]

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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 Ta [...]

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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 woul [...]

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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 the [...]

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‘Vast improvements’ at NWDA

‘Vast improvements’ at NWDA

| 14/07/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Generally the feedback about the changes that have happened at the National Workforce Development Agency have been positive, according to Employment Minister Tara Rivers, who said that a number of clients have noticed the vast improvements from where the agency was [...]

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