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Occupational Safety and Health Week 2017

 

The Labour Department will be hosting Occupational Safety and Health Week 2017 from July 2 - 8, 2017.

 

During July 3 - 5 from 8:30-4:30 p.m. daily,  there will be a number of free seminars at the Accra Beach Hotel and Spa, Hastings, Christ Church under the theme “Safe Workplaces are Productive Workplaces”. Topics include Violence at Work; OSH as a Competitive Advantage; Factors Affecting Productivity in the Workplace; Risk Assessment for Vulnerable Groups and Drug Testing in the Workplace; Indoor Air Quality.

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Published: Wednesday, 31st May, 2017


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Decent Work: Its Relevance to the Barbados Workforce
In 1999, the newly appointed Director General of the International Labour Organization (I.L.O), Mr. Juan Somavia, introduced ILO's newest objective, coined the Decent Work Concept. This objective focused ILO's activities on promoting "opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work, in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity". Against the backdrop of the rising popularity of the decent work concept, the question may be asked as to "what exactly is decent work?"  (Read More)

Published: Sunday, 14th May, 2006


Child Labour in Barbados- A Hidden Problem
When many of us think of child labour, we imagine children slaving away in sweat shops or on farms, "working the streets" and child prostitution. However, child labour is a much wider concept. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), what we consider child labour is actually the "worst forms of child labour" (WFCL) which refers to the use of children in prostitution, pornography, illicit activities, slavery, trafficking, debt bondage and forced recruitment for use in armed conflict.  (Read More)

Published: Sunday, 14th May, 2006


Updating the Barbados Standard Occupation Classification System
In any plan for the future, questions about possible career choices will always cross your mind. What job do I qualify for? What job allows me to do the things that I love or that I am interested in? What is the next step in my career? To answer questions like these and many more, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security has updated its occupational classification system, the B.A.R.S.O.C.  (Read More)

Published: Sunday, 14th May, 2006


Opportunity Knocks

 

The Barbados Vocational Training Board seeks to provide persons with marketable and employable skills so that they will be able to respond to any employment opportunities that may exist. Therefore the BVTB provides a number of training opportunities such as the skills training programmes. Before developing a skills training programme a need within the job market is identified. Those needs identified then feed into the course content and a skills training programme is born

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Published: Sunday, 14th May, 2006


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Latest Snapshot of the Barbados Labour Market

 

ANNUAL 2015

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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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