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Labour Relation Seminars


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

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Published: Monday, 30th January, 2017

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Conference To Discuss Regional Labour Concerns


Delegates from 22 countries across the Americas gathered yesterday in Barbados to address some of the most pressing issues facing labour in the Hemisphere. 

Hosted by the Inter-American Network for Labor Administration (RIAL from its Spanish acronym) in collaboration with the Organisation of American States (OAS), the series of meetings run until Friday, September 19, at Hilton Barbados. 

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Published: Thursday, 18th September, 2014

Key Trends And Developments In The Barbados Labour Market Part II:- The Gender Perspective


Welcome to the second component of the Ministry’s review of the Barbados Labour Market. As with our first series Key Trends and Developments in the Barbados Labour Market”, the aim of the Ministry through this exercise, is to provide readers with an understanding as to some of the key labour related trends and developments. Here again for each variable, graphs are provided along with the corresponding labour market statistics. For this exercise however, the write-up for each labour market statistic is reviewed according to gender.

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Published: Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014

Key Trends And Developments In The Barbados Labour Market 2003-2013


Welcome to “KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN THE BARBADOS LABOUR MARKET 2003-2013” the newest feature of the Ministry of Labour’s website! This section has been prepared to give readers with a need for labour related information an insight into the latest trends and developments occurring within the Barbados labour market. 

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Published: Thursday, 26th June, 2014

Request For Expressions Of Interest Consultancy Services: Design And Execution Of Employers


The Government of Barbados has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank towards the cost of the Skills for the Future Program, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the following consultancy services: Design and execution of employers’ survey.

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Published: Tuesday, 24th June, 2014

Skills For Future Program


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 invites qualified persons to fill the following positions.....

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Published: Tuesday, 11th March, 2014

Labour Legislation and Industrial Relations Best Practice


Please be informed that the Labour Department in continuing its outreach programme will be hosting Labour Seminars to discuss ‘Labour Legislation and Industrial Relations Best Practice’ on February 25th, 26th and March 5th 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the 2nd Floor East, Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St Michael.


Interested persons can contact Ms Keisha Corbin at 310-1534 or or Ms Pauline Farnum at 310-1507 or  

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Published: Tuesday, 18th February, 2014

Employees Must Know Their Role In Productivity


Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo encouraged workers to know – and embrace – their role in productivity, during a panel discussion hosted by the Productivity Council at the Princess Margaret Secondary School, Six Roads, yesterday.

Addressing the event’s theme Consulting Workers Towards Improving Employee Productivity in Barbados, the Labour Minister stressed that “Each of us does not have to take on the challenge of rebuilding the whole economy, but the task that is assigned to you, accept that responsibility and do it to the best of your ability.”

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Published: Monday, 10th February, 2014

Labour Department Hosts 6th Annual HIV Awareness Competition


Representatives from both public and private sector agencies will put their knowledge of HIV to the test next week, when the Labour Department hosts its 6th Annual HIV Awareness Competition.

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Published: Monday, 3rd February, 2014

HRD Strategy To Be Promoted At Career Showcase


The Ministry of Labour will take another step towards meeting the goals laid out in the Human Resource Development (HRD) Strategy, through its participation in the Guidance Counsellors’ 9th Annual Career Showcase next week.

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Published: Sunday, 5th January, 2014

TECVOC Skills More Than 'Fallback' Option


Technical and vocational (TECVOC) skills are more than a ‘fallback’ option, they are valuable professions.


This was the sentiment shared this morning by those delivering remarks at the opening ceremony of the C. Lomer Alleyne Annex, located at the Barbados Vocational Training Board’s (BVTB) Sayes Court site.

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Published: Saturday, 4th January, 2014

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Latest Snapshot of the Barbados Labour Market









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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