Workshop to assist job seekers

Job seekers will have the opportunity to maximise their employment potential with an open workshop, a joint initiative by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service and the Department of Employment Relations.

The agencies are hosting the workshop on 11 July which will cover areas such as effective methods of job searching, resume and cover letter writing, interview skills and appropriate attire and behaviour for the workplace.

The move comes as part of the police’s efforts to address all areas of crime, from prevention right through to detection. The workshop has been designed for job seekers and

business owners who could be on the lookout for new talent.

‘It has become clear that there is a real concern around employment and the problems people can encounter when seeking work,’ said Chief Inspector Angelique Howell, area commander for West Bay. ‘We want to do as much as we can to help people secure permanent employment and we hope as many people as possible will attend the workshop.’

Being held between 4pm and 7pm at the John A Cumber Primary School Hall, the workshop will be administered by the Department of Employment Relations.

‘We must all look to address the underlying causes of crime,’ said Jean Solomon, employment development outreach coordinator. ‘Sustained employment is key to people leading crime-free lives and we hope our workshop will assist people who may either be having difficulty finding work or those who need some extra confidence when it comes to job seeking.’

The workshop is open to all job seekers and business owners and is free to attend.

‘We would particularly like to see young people attend to find out how they can maximise their skills when it comes to job seeking and employment hunting,’ said Ms Solomon.

‘Entering the workplace can be daunting and the tips, advice and guidance that we can offer can be useful to those just starting out in the job market. We must also pool our resources together as a community and foster harmonious relationships to create a safe and crime-free environment.’

Anyone wanting more information can contact Chief Inspector Howell at West Bay police station on 949-3999 or email [email protected]. Jean Solomon can be reached on 244-7005 or [email protected].

Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Cayman Islands should contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling Crime Stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.