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Bermuda Job Board to receive upgrade

Improvements to the Bermuda Job Board website will go online this Saturday, the Minister of Home Affairs said yesterday.

Michael Fahy explained that information on expiring work permits would now include the job title, details from the original job posting and the permit expiration date.

“This will allow for candidates to prepare themselves for upcoming potential jobs by ensuring their skills are relevant to the required skills needed,” he added.

Mr Fahy said a new “resources” tab would be added to the board, which has 1,113 employers and 6,530 clients registered, and 150 jobs listed.

“This will link users to relevant and current information on resume development tips, cover letters, interview skills, dressing for success and general employment information,” he added.

As well as receiving a software upgrade, Mr Fahy said the board would also require employers to report on their recruitment activity, thereby improving overall feedback.

Last week, Mr Fahy told The Royal Gazette that the Bermuda Government was attempting to adopt a “more transparent” approach to immigration, after the Bermuda Digest of Statistics revealed that 9,767 work permits were issued in 2014, the lowest number since 1998.

He anticipated a “slow and steady” rise in the number of work permits in 2016, but added that employment opportunities for Bermudians would increase thanks to hotel developments.

Responding to a question about Bermuda's lack of a minimum wage, a matter discussed in The Royal Gazette on Wednesday, Mr Fahy said: “It's certainly something that has been on the radar of this Government for some time, in terms of what we can do to see more equitable opportunities for pay in the community. It's certainly being looked at, and you'll hear something in due course.”

To view the site and its job listings, go to www.bermudajobboard.bm

Michael Fahy, Minister of Home Affairs (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published January 21, 2016 at 11:25 am (Updated January 22, 2016 at 3:46 am)

Bermuda Job Board to receive upgrade

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