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Law mandating vaccinations for non-Caymanians in effect

Law changes that now require COVID-19 vaccinations for non-Caymanians have come into force, which means that, as of 14 Oct., any work permit application, new or renewal, must show proof of vaccination.

WORC staffer isolated after COVID-19 contact

A Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman staff member has been placed in isolation and fellow co-workers sent on remote working and shift duties after contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19.

More than 1,000 stipend recipients yet to sign up with WORC

More than 1,000 recipients of the monthly tourism stipend for displaced workers have failed to register with Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman, despite being given a mandatory deadline of 16 Aug. to sign up.

WORC extends opening hours for job registrations

Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman is extending its opening hours today and tomorrow (11 and 12 Aug.) to help Caymanian and permanent resident job seekers register on its JobsCayman portal.

Tourism-stipend recipients must register with WORC

The 3,396 people who are currently receiving the government's $1,500-a-month tourism stipend are now required to register with the Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman department, Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan announced today.

Space not the issue in school segregation

No non-Caymanian children were turned away from public schools in the Cayman Islands because of capacity issues in the past academic year.

Around 1,000 people seek jobs through WORC

Expat exodus helped protect Cayman from COVID fall-out There are currently just less than 1,000 people registered as unemployed and actively seeking jobs in the...

Gov’t remains mum on HIV work permit policy

Customs and Border Control's policy on how work permit application decisions are decided for those who are HIV positive remains a mystery despite senior government officials having vowed to make clear the reasoning behind their decision-making process two years ago.

MUFG and WORC offer Caymanians fund administration internships

Workforce Opportunities & Residency Cayman (WORC) is partnering with MUFG Investor Services to provide paid internship and apprenticeship opportunities for young Caymanians in the financial services industry.

100WF hosts ‘Ready to Work’ panel discussion

100 Women in Finance hosted a panel discussion with Prospect MLA Austin Harris and Diane Conolly, National Training and Development Manager at Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman, to address career opportunities for students at the University College of the Cayman Islands.

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.

Graduates encouraged to sign up with WORC

College and university graduates are being encouraged to take opportunities to step into the world of work – even if it is not in the field they studied for.

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.

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.

Deadline for work-permit applications extended

Employers whose work permits expired since the shelter in place orders came into force on 27 March are required to apply for a renewal by 30 June to comply with the law.

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.

Immigration building still closed

The former immigration building on Elgin Avenue remains closed as remediation work continues. The office, which fields a large portion of immigration and work permit-related...

Air circulation issues impact WORC office operations

Some members of the public were turned away from the Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) Elgin Avenue office on Friday.

WORC in progress: New streamlined systems expected in autumn

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.

Whittaker named to position at WORC

Katherine Whittaker, the former director of the Youth Services Unit, has been named the new head of Labour Demands, Development and Training for Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman.
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WORC agency to police work permit applications

Businesses seeking work permits to bring in staff from overseas will face additional scrutiny under a new system aimed at ensuring Caymanians get first shot at employment opportunities in the Cayman Islands.

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.

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