While many tourism businesses are actively seeking employees to fill positions, the BVI government is hosting a career fair to revitalize its 1,000 Jobs in 1,000 Days initiative through the Ministry of Labor.
During his budget speech last week, Prime Minister Andrew Fahie said the job fair would be held to connect employees and employers, as well as connect them with business, the tourism and other entities.
In April this year, Labor Minister Vincent Wheatley said just under 200 people have been employed under the government’s employment program so far.
At the time, this was the clearest data given on the success of the program for which up to 2,920 job seekers had registered since the program began on August 21, 2019.
Meanwhile, the prime minister said his government is continuing its efforts to put all tourism sectors in the BVI back to full functionality while helping as many people in the BVI find paid employment.
“We recognize that we need to bring in some of the workforce, but we also recognize that we need to make sure and push for our people in the Virgin Islands to get their share of the economic pie,” Premier said. Minister during his speech.
Tourism strategy should be a model
Once completed in 2022, Premier Fahie said the National Tourism Strategy will be the blueprint for all aspects of the formation and positioning of the local tourism industry in the current global landscape.
He said this strategy will provide even more modern approaches on how to improve, improve and support the BVI tourism industry.
In this regard, the Prime Minister said that several partners of public and private institutions are working together; emphasizing nature tourism which incorporates the BVI’s beaches, diving and snorkeling sites and its hiking trails.
The Prime Minister also highlighted the upcoming Anegada Lobster Fest on November 27-28 and said he hopes to see everyone in Anegada for the event during this time.
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