Businesses in the local tourism industry, particularly hotels and resorts, have been told to make provisions to populate their workforce with locals.
Those instructions were given by Labour Minister and Ninth District representative Vincent Wheatley.
Speaking at Tuesday’s sitting of the House of Assembly, Wheatley said: “I’ve already begun visiting properties and hotels damaged by the hurricanes of 2017 with a very simple message: Make sure as you plan your reopening, your human resources department goes above and beyond the call of duty to hire BVI Islanders and Belongers.”
The Labour Minister said
In fact, Wheatley said he will be promoting a collaboration between the Labour Department and the local community college.
“I will be calling on the Labour Department in collaboration with the H Lavity Stoutt Community College to take the lead in organising these developmental training opportunities for interested persons,” he said.
“The territory will experience exponential growth in these areas over the next decade as we rebuild and it is our aim to prepare BVIslanders and Belongers to take advantage of these opportunities.”
He continued: “The devastating event of 2017 has highlighted a
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