Caribbean Employment

news and information about jobs and employment in the Caribbean

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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Digital skills training rolled out to fill in-demand tech jobs in Jamaica

KINGSTON, JAMAICA — The Caribbean has long contended with a skills gap challenge among its workforce, but Jamaica moved one step closer to solving that problem by partnering with Microsoft to launch a five-year Digital Skills Programme.
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