Sandals Resort, a top local employer, is seeking action from the Bahamas government to reduce costs at the unprofitable Exuma resort in an effort to prevent a major layoff of 600 workers.
The National Career Awareness Committee officially opened its 5th annual October celebration of lifelong job readiness for Bahamian youth.
During the 2012 general election campaign, the PLP used Sandals Exuma as a whipping boy in its attempt to woo voters on that island, accusing Sandals of not paying its staff enough money, and of being an employer that was not union friendly.
Whether the obligatory 15 percent gratuity to frontline workers will ever disappear remains elusive, but The Bahamas must elevate its service standards across all industries.
Director of Statistics Kelsie Dorsett said usually when you see a decline in unemployment, it gives the feeling that things are starting to recover, “but I wouldn’t look into that in isolation at this point in time.”
Grand Bahama’s two leading oil companies, BORCO and Statoil have launched programmes and training in an effort to empower young people.
Business owners raised several concerns over the much-publicized proposed amendments to the Employment Act.
Only a small group out of the six hundred people who applied for jobs at the Urban Renewal Job Fair will actually receive employment.
Atlantic Caribbean Line (ACL) is ceasing operations – effective immediately – in The Bahamas and the U.S.. The termination means a loss of jobs for at least 12 Bahamians in Nassau and Freeport.