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Job seekers get opportunities in financial services

Participants listening to welcome remarks by Interim Executive Director of BVI Finance, Lorna Smith during the Financial Services Opportunities Expo. (Photo credit: Bria Smith/GIS)

PRESS RELEASE: Entrepreneurs and job seekers throughout the territory received insight into opportunities being offered in the territory’s leading industry during a Financial Services Opportunities Expo.

The expo provided participants with the opportunity to speak directly with firms, be interviewed for available positions, attend breakout sessions surrounding professional development in the industry, and took part in feedback sessions designed specifically for entrepreneurs.

Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D Orlando Smith, OBE said for the past several years, his government has concentrated on building entrepreneurship as well as building and supporting businesses throughout the Territory.

Hundreds left unemployed

He said his Government recognised that hundreds of people have been left unemployed because of the disasters of 2017, and as such, initiatives have been identified such as the expo, to build a brighter tomorrow for all.

The Premier thanked the participants for engaging in the exercise and encouraged them to embrace the opportunities afforded within the territory’s sectors during this transient time.

Premier Smith added that the expo would not stop at the financial sector as two additional expos will be dedicated to providing opportunities within the tourism sector and other business industries.

The expo was held at Treasure Isle Hotel on March 22 and was hosted as part of the Government’s Committee to Revitalise Financial Services in conjunction with BVI Finance. Sponsorship was provided by ATU General Trust (BVI) Limited, Forge International, Walkers, Harneys, SHRM Trustees (BVI) Limited, Appleby, O’Neal Webster, FFP (BVI) Limited, Barnes PR, Appleby, Ogier, Carey Olsen, and Patton Moreno & Asvat.

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  1. .... says:

    Yes, from what I recall of the expo, the guest speaker was saying that we should all be paper shredders.

  2. Suga says:

    That’s a lie! that expo was a big sham. Not one person was employed. All now we still waiting for the job offers. I walked away feeling even more lost.

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