Name: Sharon Roulstone
District: George Town East
CANDIDATE IN THE NEWS
Workforce Opportunities & Residency Cayman said it will, in the coming weeks, launch an online system to allow job-seekers to search employment openings posted by registered employers.
The job placement and immigration application systems under the new Workforce and Residency Cayman (WORC) department will be more secure, transparent and consistent, and completely paperless, when they become active later this year, according to Director Sharon Roulstone.
Provision for temporary work permits and seasonal permits for tourism industry workers are included in the regulations to the Cayman Islands’ new immigration legislation.
The new government agency that will take charge of issuing work permits for Cayman’s more than 25,000 foreign employees is now hiring for three senior management positions, paying between $80,000 and $109,000 per year, according to advertisements that went out last week.
A new government department that will administer work permit, residency and labor-related issues may not have permanent leadership until March 2020.
Beginning next year, a new governmental department will take on the administration of issues involving immigration and workforce development.