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The Resh Hour talks Caymanian unemployment

On tonight's show we are joined by Micheal Ebanks Acting Chief Officer Ministry of Employment Border Control and Kyle McLeans WORC, Deputy Director for Business Operations.

OECD unemployment falls marginally as recovery slows

Unemployment in the OECD continued to fall in September, to 7.3%, down from 7.4% in August. But improvements in the labour market have slowed...

Unemployment on track to hit 6.9% by year end

Cayman's unemployment remains on track to hit a projected 6.9% by the end of this year, Premier Alden McLaughlin has said.

COVID-19: At least 34 million jobs lost in Latin America, Caribbean

The UN’s International Labour Organization said at least 34 million jobs have been lost in Latin America and the Caribbean as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Jobs cut as Dart scales back hotel operations amid COVID impact

The Dart group is scaling back operations at The Ritz-Carlton and Kimpton Seafire resorts in a move that will impact hundreds of jobs.

Cayman’s jobseekers look to training options for reopening

Dozens of jobseekers turned out for the careers open day, held 8-9 Sept. at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, to explore employment and learning opportunities through the National Tourism Training Programme.

OECD unemployment falls

Unemployment in developed countries remains above pre-COVID 19 levels, but in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries, jobless rates fell on average to...

WORC addresses jobs portal ‘teething problems’

Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman’s new jobs portal has been struggling with reliability and accessibility issues since its introduction earlier this year. Wesley Howell, chief officer in the Ministry of Employment and Border Control said, so far, the portal had not been well received by employers.

Renewable energy offers huge jobs potential for post-COVID Cayman

A genuine commitment to renewable energy could help drive a green jobs revolution as Cayman seeks to kickstart the economy in the aftermath of the coronavirus crisis, industry leaders believe.

Inside the ESO’s economic assessment and stimulus plan

The Economics and Statistics Office has this week released its COVID-19 Economic Impact Assessment and Stimulus Plan that is informing government policy on tackling the economic fallout from the pandemic. Finance Minister Roy McTaggart outlined the key findings of the report at the end of May, stating that the economy might contract by 12.2%, with nearly 10,000 jobs lost, including almost 3,000 Caymanian employees.

1,350 sign up as jobseekers

Just over 1,350 jobseekers had registered with government's new employment portal by 1 June, government officials said Friday.

Three-month stipend for unemployed tourism workers

Retraining out-of-work Caymanians to play a bigger role in the stayover tourism industry will be part of the focus of a new three-year plan for the stricken sector. A 3-month stipend and an increase in scholarship funding are also being put in place to ease the transition.

More than 1,000 jobless tourism workers register with government

More than 1,000 Caymanian tourism workers have applied to the government for assistance after losing their jobs in the industry, Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell said in a statement Wednesday.

Bermuda copying Cayman’s pension cash-out

Bermuda is following a move by the Cayman Islands that allows residents to withdraw a portion of their pension savings to help them cope with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Work-from-home shift taxes internet infrastructure

As work patterns shift from office to home, Cayman’s telecommunications infrastructure is feeling the strain. Wireless internet and cellphone networks are suddenly dealing with traffic they were not built to handle, says Alee Fa’amoe, executive director for information and communications technology at OfReg.

Application deadlines near for help for expat workers

The Ministry of Community Affairs issued a statement Thursday saying that the deadline for unemployed work-permit holders to submit applications for food vouchers is Sunday, 31 May.

Grants for small businesses largely untapped

During the current economic crisis, many small businesses are leaving free government assistance money on the table. The Cayman Islands Centre for Business Development has so far only received 320 applications for grants that pay struggling businesses three monthly payments of $1,000 as working capital support.

Finance minister spells out ‘stark reality’ of COVID economic impact

The Cayman Islands is facing a double digit drop in gross domestic product and a local unemployment rate of almost 20% as a result of the coronavirus crisis, Finance Minister Roy McTaggart said Wednesday.

Reopening of economy on course as most COVID cases asymptomatic

The rest of the construction and retail sector could open next week under certain conditions, Premier Alden McLaughlin said Wednesday.

WORC asks employers to report cancelled work permits

Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman has reminded employers of their legal obligation to notify the department if employment of any staff member has ended.

Employers to foot bill for work-permit holders’ isolation

All work-permit holders returning to Cayman will be required to isolate for 14 day at government’s isolation facilities, but it will be on their employers’ dime, according to new conditions released on Friday.

More than 1,450 business licences issued in 7 weeks

The Department of Commerce and Investment has processed and issued more than 1,400 trade and business licences since 25 March. This includes 305 new licences, 1,014 renewals and 136 licence amendments.

BritCay asks for patience with pension withdrawals

British Caymanian Insurance Company Limited has asked its customers for patience as it processes thousands of pension-withdrawal applications triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Resilience Cayman preparing for long-term social impact of COVID-19

The Cayman Islands is just weeks into a period of social and economic disruption that could last for years, according to the founder of a new non-profit organisation.

Work-permit holders can return but must pay isolation costs

The government announced Friday that work-permit holders will be allowed to return to the Cayman Islands on incoming flights, but will need to spend two weeks at an isolation facility at their own cost.

Phased reopening of construction industry begins next week

Government is pushing ahead with its plans to reopen Cayman’s construction industry through a phased approach beginning next week, Premier Alden McLaughlin has announced.

Economics in the time of COVID

If Cayman borrows the aforementioned US$1 billion, it could use the vast majority of that to inject equity capital via a venture fund into entrepreneurialism in Cayman. This fund would need to operate commercially, free from undue government interests, and run in a professional fiduciary capacity for the Cayman Islands. It would help catalyse thoughts that were previously unthinkable, it would help fund ventures that were previously unfundable, and help break entrenched interests that were previously unbreakable.

Gradual reopening of economy on course, despite 3 new COVID cases

Government remains hopeful that the phased reopening of the economy can continue despite a handful of frontline workers testing positive for the coronavirus in the latest screening.

Ask the Experts: Pension holiday and withdrawals

Join us on Facebook live at 12pm for an Ask the Experts roundtable discussion on pensions. Representatives from the Chamber Pension Plan, Island Heritage and Saxon Pensions will be answering your pension questions. 

Signs of a reopening economy

As Cayman gradually restarts its domestic economy, thousands of workers are being given the green light to return to their jobs as part of the first phase of reopening.
Cayman’s courts have ramped up their emergency contingency plan to counter COVID-19 issues.

Parts of Customs and Border Control Law incompatible with Bill of Rights

The Grand Court has ruled that Section 9 of the Bill of Rights covering 'Private and family life' must be considered by the Immigration Appeals Tribunal when considering whether a person can remain on island.
Downtown George Town is a quiet echo of its former self

Ask the Experts – Reopening the economy

Around 6,000 workers are expected to return to work in one capacity or another as the first phase of reopening Cayman's economy begins. Retailers,...
Atlantis submarine tours has gone into voluntary liquidation

Business closures, job losses mount as economic reality sets in

Snorkeling with Don Foster’s, relaxing at the beach at Calico Jack’s, plunging beneath the sea’s surface on a submarine with Atlantis and finishing it off with a night at Royal Palms. It sounds like the perfect vacation day in Cayman. Instead, it is a roll-call of some of the first business casualties of the coronavirus crisis.
Pension contribution suppression and withdrawal

FAQ: Pension holiday and withdrawals

Frequently asked questions regarding the Cayman Islands suspension and withdrawal of pension contributions.
Empty deckchairs at the Kimpton Seafire hotel lie empty.

Ritz, Kimpton furlough staff as economic crisis deepens

Hundreds of staff at hotels owned by Dart Enterprises are being offered temporary leaves of absence, or in some cases being laid off, as the economic crisis facing the tourism industry deepens.

Cayman gears up for phased reopening amid encouraging test results

A phased reopening of Cayman's domestic economy is expected to begin Monday after encouraging results from hundreds of screening tests for COVID-19 this week.
Department of Environmental Health dump trucks

Second Chances workers deployed with DEH

Ten former inmates attached to the Second Chances programme have been temporarily employed with the Department of Environmental Health,, according to Health Minister Dwayne Seymour.

Premier: Labour Law changes seek to reduce terminations

New Labour Law changes will now see employers continue to pay health insurance for dismissed employees for another 30 days while deferring severance packages for the same period.
Seven Mile Beach

Economic report warns up to 14,000 jobs could be lost in COVID-19 crisis

More than 10,000 jobs could be lost by the close of 2020 if the coronavirus lockdown extends to the end of May, according to an economic impact analysis of the crisis prepared for the Chamber of Commerce.
Immigration & employment during the COVID-19 crisis

Immigration & employment Q&A roundup

Representatives from HSM Chambers joined us for a live Q&A, so you could have your questions answered directly by the experts.
Q&A: Ask the Experts - HSM Chambers

Q&A: Ask the Experts – HSM Chambers

Have questions about how COVID-19 impacts your immigration status? Are you an employer wondering what coronavirus restrictions mean for your businesses' ability to hire...
Cayman Islands labour law

Employers reminded to obey Labour Law

Government is warning local businesses that they are under an obligation to pay employees who have been terminated what they are owed under the law.
A tent has been set up in Pasadora Place to allow doctors to screen patients with respiratory symptoms.

Tele-medicine and tent clinics help doctors do their jobs

Doctors across the Cayman Islands are changing the way they do business in an effort to keep themselves and their patients safe.
A number of workers have been reporting to the Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) office as Cayman closes its borders to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

WORC changes operations as part of COVID-19 response

The Workforce Opportunities and Residency department has implemented policy changes to reduce public interaction as part of its COVID-19 response.the Workforce Opportunities and Residency department has also implemented policy changes to reduce public interaction.

Seek success with a scholarship

The brightest and best of Caymanian students need not feel deterred by financial constraints to pursue the studies of their dreams. Both government and private...

Educate yourself

There are plenty of opportunities on-island to get educated for the workforce. Here’s a round-up of schools and organisations that offer learning opportunities.

Ramp up your résumé

The purpose of a résumé is to present your qualifications and experience clearly and concisely when applying for a job or expressing your interest...

Kill it in the interview

An interview is the doorway into a company, but you need to be well-prepared to pull it off and land a job offer. Here are...

Chamber gears up for Careers Expo

The Chamber of Commerce is expecting its 2020 Careers Expo at the University College of the Cayman Islands on Friday to attract more than 1,000 students and recent graduates.

Medically minded

Located in East End, Health City was born from the vision of renowned heart surgeon and humanitarian Dr. Devi Shetty and is supported by the Narayana Health Group of Hospitals.

Step up with STEM

As technology continues to drive development across all sectors, a number of programmes in the Cayman Islands are focused on the increasing need for education in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM).

Make it with a mentor

There are several programmes set up specifically to help young Caymanians

14 security guards lose jobs at HSA

The Health Services Authority has made 14 of its security guards redundant, the HSA has confirmed. The HSA said it was outsourcing its entire security...

Hundreds sign up for NiCE jobs

Hundreds of Caymanians filled the Lions Centre Wednesday morning seeking temporary jobs through the National Community Enhancement (NiCE) winter project. By 10am, the event had...

Lots of jobs but low wages in cruise sector, study shows

The cruise industry generates employment for more than 4,000 people in the Cayman Islands, according to a research report compiled for the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association.

Port will protect Caymanian jobs, claim businesses

Amid vocal and organised opposition to the cruise berthing project, a group of likeminded businessmen formed their own lobby group to spread a different message about the port.

Trade School moves a step closer

Cayman’s first trade school plans to open its doors next month after being granted a licence by the Education Council.
Butterfield Bank

Butterfield restructuring shifts jobs to Nova Scotia

Butterfield Bank is moving 22 jobs from Bermuda and Cayman to its support centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as part of a restructuring exercise to cut costs.

Unemployment rate drops to 2.8%; lowest rate since 2006

Estimates from the Fall 2018 Labour Force Survey show that the unemployment rate has fallen to 2.8%, the lowest rate since the second half of 2006, when it stood at 2.6%. Caymanian unemployment has fallen to 4.6%, which is also the lowest it has been since 2006 when it bottomed out at 3.6%.

EDITORIAL – A clear picture of a thriving economy

The governor's observations about Cayman's workforce were clearly intended to be positive and unifying. They should not have been controversial.
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Expo will highlight public safety jobs

The largest-ever Public Safety Recruitment Fair and Expo to be held in Cayman is planned for Thursday, May 16.

Cayman Career Academy officially opens

Cayman Career Academy has launched a beauty academy in Cayman, offering various diploma and certificate courses leading to CIDESCO qualifications.
An aerial view of the business area of downtown George Town, Grand Cayman

Cayman economy continued growth in 2018, set new employment high

Cayman’s economy grew at an annualized rate of 3.7 percent in the first half of 2018, setting new highs in employment and inflation in the process.

Appeal denied for records on taxi employment, nationality

An appeal on a public records request for data on how many taxi drivers work for government has been denied by Ombudsman Sandy Hermiston, who ruled on Friday that having the Public Transportation Unit retrieve such information would be an unreasonable diversion of its resources.

NiCE jobs, if you can get them

Hundreds of Caymanian applicants showed up for the annual year-end National Community Enhancement (NiCE) project at the Lions Centre on Monday, Nov. 19.
An aerial view of the business area of downtown George Town, Grand Cayman

Unemployment rate drops to pre-financial crisis level

Unemployment in the Cayman Islands has dropped to levels last seen before the financial crisis.
An aerial view of the business area of downtown George Town, Grand Cayman

Women left out of last year’s employment growth

Total employment in Cayman grew last year, but the number of women with jobs declined by some 800 people, leading to the female unemployment rate rising from 3.5 percent in 2016 to 5.5 percent in 2017.

‘Fair employment’ bill due in September

Cayman Islands lawmakers finished debating a raft of legal changes to immigration rules Wednesday night, but it appears that legislation is just the start of a major overhaul for the system that now allows the employment of nearly 26,000 foreign workers within the British Overseas Territory.

EDITORIAL – Keeping government out of Cayman’s employment business

Attempting to coerce companies into hiring employees based on anything other than their individual merit threatens to stifle or destroy the economic prosperity upon which we all rely and, incidentally, the foundation upon which Cayman’s “economic miracle” was built.

Permanent leadership at WORC, ‘fair employment’ board uncertain

A new government department that will administer work permit, residency and labor-related issues may not have permanent leadership until March 2020.
An aerial view of the business area of downtown George Town, Grand Cayman

Unemployment rate creeps up during 2017

Cayman’s overall unemployment rate increased nearly a full percentage point between fall 2016 and fall 2017, government statistics released last Thursday revealed.

Premier seeks commission to deal with ‘fair employment’

An independently appointed commission will be created to field complaints made by Caymanian job-seekers who feel they have been unfairly discriminated against during the hiring process, Premier Alden McLaughlin said last week.