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Occupational Safety and Health Week - A Rousing Success

 

OSH Week 2017 was held during July 2 - 8 2017. The week began with a church service at the Bethel Pentecostal Church at Drax Hall where the Pastor and congregation warmly welcomed the staff and guests of the Labour Department. 

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Published: Monday, 17th July, 2017


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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


Labour Minister Seeking Central NEB Location

 

Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, is committed to finding a more central location for the offices of the National Employment Bureau (NEB) to cut down on the commute for unemployed persons.

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Published: Wednesday, 24th May, 2017


NEB Praised By Minister Of Labour

 

The sterling work of the National Employment Bureau (NEB) in meeting the needs of Barbados’ labour force has come in for high praise from Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo.

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Published: Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017


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


Request for Expressions of Interest Consultancy Services to Design and Implement an Integrated Agricultural and Fisheries Knowledge Management System

 

The Government of Barbados (GOB), through the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development (MLSD), is currently implementing the Barbados Human Resource Development (HRD) Strategy with the assistance of the European Union (EU).  The overall objective is to support the Government of Barbados in its efforts to increase international competitiveness, promote sustainable growth and poverty alleviation. Specifically, the outcome is to provide a framework for strengthening human resource and skills development, while improving the employability and overall productivity of Barbadians.

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Published: Monday, 29th August, 2016


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


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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Latest Snapshot of the Barbados Labour Market

 

ANNUAL 2016

male

Male

female

Female

total

Total

Adult Population (000’s) 105.7 115.7 221.4
Labour Force (000’s) 74.5 72.7 147.2
Employed Labour Force (000’s) 67.5 65.4 132.9
Labour Force Participation Rate (%) 70.4 62.9 66.5
General Unemployment Rate (%) 9.3 10.1 9.7
Youth Unemployment Rate (%) 27.5 31.8 29.5

 

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