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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

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Youth Farm Programme Launched On Friday


There is a world of possibilities available in the agricultural sector and the establishment of a Youth Farm Programme is designed to encourage young people to grasp them.


This was pointed out by Executive Director of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Council, Henderson Eastmond, as he addressed a ceremony to launch the programme, last Friday at Baobab Towers. It is a collaborative effort between the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the Council.

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Published: Monday, 1st July, 2013

HRD Strategy To Guide Education And Training Programmes


Government has reaffirmed its commitment to the development of Barbados’ human capital.  The pledge was made when the Ministry of Labour hosted a Human Resource Development Strategy (HRDS) Orientation Seminar for Entrepreneurial Bodies, at the Warrens Office Complex this morning.

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Published: Tuesday, 25th June, 2013

Labour Minister Addresses ILO On Creation Of Green Jobs


The creation of ‘green jobs’ through the employment of national policies was on the agenda this week, when Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo addressed the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) General Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Published: Wednesday, 19th June, 2013

SHAW Act Can Enhance SMEs


The Safety and Health at Work (SHAW) Act can enhance small and medium enterprises was the message shared last Friday, as winners of the National Advisory Committee on Safety and Health (NACOSH) Poster and Logo Competitions Safety for Life – It Begins With You, gathered for an awards ceremony at the Ministry of Labour, Warrens Office Complex.

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Published: Monday, 17th June, 2013

Self Management Systems Beneficial For Business


Many persons may not be familiar with the acronym ‘OSH’ but it is steadily becoming an important component for business; and participants in the upcoming Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Week, which will be observed from July 1 to July 4, will have the opportunity to learn more about a variety of themes relevant to OSH, including the introduction of a National Safety and Health Self-Management Systems Programme.

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Published: Thursday, 13th June, 2013

Employment Rights Act: Employment Particulars Requirement


Knowing one’s job is key to performing with competence at work and, in an effort to ensure employees are aware of their expected roles, the recently proclaimed Employment Rights Act 2012 requires a written statement of particulars of employment for workers.

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Published: Wednesday, 5th June, 2013

Human Capital Development Focus Of Human Resource Development Strategy


Creating a demand-driven human resource system and a society where Barbadians are well prepared to successfully enter the job market or undertake entrepreneurship, is the driving force behind the multi-year, European Union sponsored Human Resource Development (HRD) Strategy 2011-2016.

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Published: Wednesday, 5th June, 2013

Labour Department HIV Debating Competition 2012-2013


The Labour Department recently held its 5th annual HIV awareness drive, in the form of a debating competition, under the theme ‘Getting to Zero: Zero Stigma, Zero Discrimination’.

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Published: Tuesday, 28th May, 2013

Survey Reveals State Of Regional HR


The facts about human resources (HR) in the Caribbean was the issue of note this morning, with the Presentation of Survey Results for An Inquiry into the State of the Human Resources Profession in the Caribbean at the Cave Hill School of Business, University of the West Indies.

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Published: Tuesday, 21st May, 2013

Labour Ministry Benefits From Sponsorship For Competition


Sponsors of the Ministry of Labour’s NACOSH (National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health) Poster Competition gathered at the Warrens Office Complex yesterday to make official presentations of their contributions yesterday afternoon.

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Published: Friday, 17th May, 2013

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Latest Snapshot of the Barbados Labour Market









Adult Population (000’s) 106.3 116.4 222.7
Labour Force (000’s) 72.0 70.3 142.3
Employed Labour Force (000’s) 63.5 61.3 124.8
Labour Force Participation Rate (%) 67.7 60.4 63.9
General Unemployment Rate (%) 11.8 12.8 12.3
Youth Unemployment Rate (%) 28.9 39.2 33.7




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