April 13, 2021
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The Labour Department, Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, is reminding entities operating under the provisions of the Shops Act – 2015 that Independence Day and Christmas Day are two of the four closed days stipulated by the Act. The other closed days are Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Section 4 of the Shops Act permits the occupier of...
Interested in starting your own business?  The Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations (MLSP) in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) wishes to invite you to an exciting webinar which focuses on entrepreneurship.  The webinar which is titled ‘From Idea to Enterprise – Entrepreneurship During COVID and Beyond’ seeks to promote entrepreneurship during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and contribute...
In light of the continued global impact of COVID-19, we are pleased to extend the course enrollment period by one month—meaning you now have until December 14, 2020 to register.  You will still have until February 14, 2021 to complete your courses. Choose from over 4,000 courses, Guided Projects, Specializations, and Professional Certificates and continue to build in-demand career expertise...
Please join us at the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, in celebrating Ms. Chantal Ollivierre's achievement in completing the Certificate in Covid-19 Contact Tracing with Johns Hopkins University, under the Commonwealth of Learning - Coursera Workforce Recovery Programme.  
Some 3,000 people among the 30,000 Barbadians out of a job in the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, Government job cuts and long-term economic decline, have signed up for free online learning to build skills for new employment. By midday, just over 2,300 people were enrolled in various courses as the Ministry of Labour launched the Commonwealth of Learning/Coursera Workforce...
The Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations (MLSP) in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) has partnered to offer persons who have become unemployed as a result of COVID-19 with FREE online training through the Coursera Workforce Recovery Programme. The Coursera website provides participants access to over 4000 courses and 400 specializations covering a wide range of topics from over...
United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator for Barbados and the OECS, Didier Trebucq, has described Government’s Employability Project, launched on Wednesday via Zoom, as both timely and relevant. Noting that it ‘is exactly what is needed now’, he congratulated the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations on the initiative that he also regarded as...
Government’s Employability Project fits well within the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) policy framework, says ILO Deputy Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Claudia Coenjaerts. Addressing the launch of the Employability Project, on Wednesday, Ms. Coenjaerts pointed out that the ILO policy framework to tackle the COVID-19 crisis was based on international labour standards and aligned with the United...
Workers, businesses, and organisations must be equipped to take advantage of opportunities when Barbados emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, emphasised this today as he addressed the launch of Government’s Employability Project at the Warrens Office Complex, which was streamed on the Zoom platform. Speaking on the new initiative that is supported by...
“Register and participate” were the words of encouragement by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Dr. Karen Best, to those with an interest in accessing a series of courses under Government’s newly-launched Employability Project. Addressing the launch of the project at the Warrens Office Complex, and streamed on the Zoom platform today, Dr. Best stressed that...