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Cricket authority goes to bat for jobless Bermudians

The island’s cricketing authority has joined forces with the Government to boost the employment prospects of fans.

The Bermuda Cricket Board and the Department of Workforce Development have agreed to use matches as opportunities to get people to sign up for help to get jobs and career advancement opportunities.

Cal Blankendal, the BCB executive director, said, “This collaboration intends to bring those seeking employment and the Department of Workforce Development together through sports and community-minded programming.

“The BCB sees this as an excellent opportunity to create positive opportunities for Bermudians of all ages.

“We believe that by removing barriers for those seeking employment, Bermuda’s communities will benefit both on and off the field.”

Jason Hayward, the labour minister added: “This partnership between the Department of Workforce Development and the Bermuda Cricket Board exemplifies this Government’s commitment to getting Bermudians employed.

“This is yet another way to reach members of our community who require assistance securing employment, with training and development, looking to further their careers, or considering a change of career.

“I urge individuals in need of assistance to take advantage of this opportunity. The help is available, and I only ask that you take the first step.”

The first sign-up campaign will be held on Sunday at the 3pm match between St David’s County and St George’s at the St David’s Cricket Club.

Future locations will be available at https://cricketbermuda.com/schedule/ and highlighted yellow for easy identification.

For more information or to register with the Bermuda Job Board, visit the Department of Workforce Development on gov.bm or e-mail dwd@gov.bm.

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Published August 24, 2021 at 7:28 pm (Updated August 24, 2021 at 7:28 pm)

Cricket authority goes to bat for jobless Bermudians

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