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Tourism businesses say they are taking on the challenge of putting Caymanians at the forefront of tourism as the island prepares to reopen its borders. But the reality of trying to recruit and retain local talent is more complex than many believe. The Compass takes a deeper look at the issue through the eyes of one restaurant.
The survey of displaced tourism workers currently receiving the government stipend will also serve as a skills assessment to help link them with job and training opportunities, Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan has said.
Several hundred Caymanians attended a job fair at the Marriott Beach Resort on Saturday hoping to land one of the at least 80 roles participating employers had committed to fill at the event.
As technology advances rapidly, so does the need for the skills that drive this progress.
More than 300 job seekers turned out for on-the-spot interviews as the owners of the new Margaritaville Resort on Seven Mile Beach hosted a recruitment drive for Caymanians on Saturday. The resort is ramping up its recruitment drive as extensive renovations of the old Treasure Island property continue.
The number of staff employed by Cayman Islands public sector authorities increased by about 18 percent – 420 full-time jobs – in one year, according to figures in a government report released Wednesday.
Clutching resumes and carrying sun umbrellas, hundreds lined up outside Craft bar and restaurant Wednesday to interview for jobs at the new Kimpton Seafire resort.
We must first create and rebuild the reputation we once had and enjoyed, while ensuring we have a sustainable environment for our own people before considering doing anything else.
Faced with a set of sobering facts they discovered themselves, Cayman Islands government officials resorted to Plan A: Deflect, spin and blame the media.
The prospects of employment for the out-of-work Caymanian population are (pick your own description) “not pretty,” “challenging” or “grim.”
Two Cayman Islands public sector agencies have pledged to change application forms for future recruitment efforts following revelations that a number of government entities were asking questions about applicants’ “nationality at birth.”
A number of Cayman Islands government agencies have used employment application forms in 2015 and 2016 that ask job-seekers to distinguish between their nationality “at birth” and their current nationality, or to provide their “place of birth” on the form.
Paul Pearson came to the Cayman Islands to manage the Hard Rock Café and ended up running his own development company. Now, as he takes over as president of the Chamber of Commerce, he believes those two industries, hospitality and construction, are becoming more vital than ever to Cayman’s future.