Caribbean Employment

news and information about jobs and employment in the Caribbean

Could non-traditional industries be expanding in the Caribbean?

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — The gaming industry isn’t what comes to mind for many when thinking of Puerto Rico, but Shirley McPhaul, technology consultant at Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust, wants that to change, especially among women. Speaking on a 2021 Women Economic Forum (WEF) panel, McPhaul said her organization aims to…
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Caribbean women entrepreneurs are stepping up to the plate

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — Caribbean women are taking the lead in entrepreneurship, according to speakers at the 2021 Women Economic Forum (WEF) Caribbean. Contrary to a United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) report that projected women in Latin America and the Caribbean may not return to the workforce after…
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Turning to agritourism

GEORGETOWN, GUYANA — Several Caribbean nations are looking to agritourism to diversify their economies in the wake of the pandemic-induced devastation of traditional tourism. Guyana is among those nations, with its government recently signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for further development of the sector as policymakers seek to provide farmers with contracts to supply…
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Growing need for healthcare workers as Caribbean battles renewed COVID-19 surges

COCKBURN TOWN, TURKS AND CAICOS — Many Caribbean nations have scrambled to shore up healthcare worker complements in the face of vicious third waves of COVID-19 that are quickly pushing hospitals over capacity. But those efforts might prove inadequate if an “expected worsening of the pandemic” comes to pass, according to Chief of Medical Services…
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