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Illegal workers busted in George Town

Several people have been arrested after a tip-off on illegal employment activity at a large-scale construction site in George Town.

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...

McLean calls for review of port project job fair

Opposition Leader Arden McLean wants a review of government departments participating in the Verdant Isle job fair for the proposed cruise berthing and cargo project.

WORC to outsource English testing

Following a recent corruption investigation and trial, the Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman office has decided to move language proficiency testing for applicants from non-English-speaking countries to outside agencies.

Extended immigration hours ending 30 Sept.

Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman has announced that extended hours at Immigration Headquarters will end on Monday, 30 Sept.

Government’s job portal launching soon

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.

$2.6M in unpaid PR fees owed to government

Just over 100 people have had their permanent residency status revoked for failing to pay PR fees, $2.6 million in uncollected fees still outstanding.

Can HIV-positive people obtain work permits? Government tight-lipped on matter

There has been a long-standing policy in Cayman of denying work permits to people with HIV, but that policy may have changed behind closed doors at some point within the last several years.
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Ombudsman orders document release

The ombudsman for the Cayman Islands government issued a ruling Thursday directing Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman to publish relevant decision-making documents in a case regarding a permanent residency inquiry.

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.

Immigration reforms come into force next week

Provision for temporary work permits and seasonal permits for tourism industry workers are included in the regulations to the Cayman Islands’ new immigration legislation.
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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.

Hiring starts for new government HR agency

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.

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.

New agency to develop labor and handle work permits

Beginning next year, a new governmental department will take on the administration of issues involving immigration and workforce development.

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