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Job Seekers and Career Guidance Manual

 

Welcome to the Job Seekers and Career Guidance Manual of the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development. This document has been prepared with the intention of providing guidance to students, career planners and job seekers, as they seek to enter the world of work. This document was originally published by the Ministry in 1993, but has been updated to be more relevant of today’s modern and dynamic work environment. The need to obtain and retain employment is a critical aspect of the lives of practically all adults throughout the world and consequently, the Ministry is of the view that the collection of jobs and career-oriented information must be disseminated to the general public.

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Published: Monday, 4th April, 2016


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Labour Legislation and Industrial Relations Best Practice

 

The Labour Department, in its continuing effort to promote a greater degree of labour-management cooperation, will be hosting a seminar to discuss ‘Labour Legislation and Industrial Relations Best Practice’. 

 

 

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Published: Thursday, 9th June, 2016


New Numbers For The Ministry of Labour

 

The Ministry of Labour has changed its telephone numbers. The new numbers include the PBX of the Ministry of Labour 535-1400, the Labour Department 535-1500 and the National Employment Bureau 535-1535. 

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Published: Wednesday, 11th May, 2016


The Employment Rights Act - 2012

 

This Act confers on employed persons, new employment rights.  Among the rights provided for is a right to a statutory minimum amount of notice of termination for both employers and employees.

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Published: Wednesday, 27th April, 2016


Government of Barbados/ Inter-American Development Bank Loan Agreement 2739/OC-BA Skills for the Future Program- Digitization of the Labour Department

 

The Government of Barbados through the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has been granted a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank for the overall management and support of the Skills for the Future Program. The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation now invites qualified Individual Consultant for the following consultancy:

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Published: Friday, 22nd April, 2016


Labour Legislation and Industrial Relations Best Practice

 

The Labour Department, continues to promote labour management cooperation with its Seminar Series entitled “Labour Legislation and Industrial Relations Best Practice” by hosting two (2) half-day Seminars.

 

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Published: Wednesday, 17th February, 2016


National Conference On Entrepreneurship

 

As part of its Human Resource Development (HRD) Strategy, the Ministry of Labour will host a National Conference on Entrepreneurship and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), from Tuesday, February, 2 to Wednesday, February, 3. 

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Published: Thursday, 28th January, 2016


Labour Department

 

An essay competition was conceptualized as a part of the Labour Department’s commemoration of 75 years of service to our nation in 2015. This competition was launched in both private and public schools at both the primary and secondary levels during September and October of the first term of the school year.

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Published: Friday, 22nd January, 2016


Exploring Career Options At National Showcase

 

Secondary school students from across the island got a glimpse of future career choices, when they attended the Barbados Association of Guidance Counsellors’ (BAGC) 11th National Careers Showcase.

Held recently at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus, the showcase featured several display booths where students could interact with the facilitators and learn about the responsibilities and functions of each career.

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Published: Wednesday, 20th January, 2016


Draft Summary of the Safety and Health at Work Act, Cap 356

 

The Labour Department has published a draft Summary of the Safety and Health at Work Act, Cap 356. It is hoped that this  guide will  help employers and employees better understand the objectives of the Safety and Health at Work (SHAW) Act and their corresponding responsibilities. The guide is intended for the use of all who have an interest in safety, health and welfare. It seeks to assist in the day-to-day application of the Act by providing a simplified version of its provisions.

 

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Published: Tuesday, 15th December, 2015


Seminar - Labour Legislation and Industrial Relations Best Practice

 

The Labour Department, continues to promote labour management cooperation with its Seminar Series entitled “Labour Legislation and Industrial Relations Best Practice” by hosting two (2) half-day Seminars.

 

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Published: Wednesday, 9th September, 2015


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Latest Snapshot of the Barbados Labour Market

 

ANNUAL 2015

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Male

female

Female

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Total

Adult Population (000’s) 106.1 116.1 222.2
Labour Force (000’s) 72.9 71.6 144.6
Employed Labour Force (000’s) 63.9 64.3 128.2
Labour Force Participation Rate (%) 68.7 61.7 65.1
General Unemployment Rate (%) 12.3 10.3 11.3
Youth Unemployment Rate (%) 31.6 32.7 32.1

 

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