****Source- Caribbean Employment Services, first published May 03, 2023
The CEO of a regional recruitment service recently expressed optimism about the future of labor relations in the country, if several initiatives the government has alluded to are able to be fulfilled.
Joseph Boll, Caribbean Employment Services Inc. CEO, said, “As an organization that is
dedicated to working with the best employers and providing resources, awareness and
education to help ensure the best possible outcomes for Caribbean workers, we’re always
delighted when new programmes are introduced or pledges made to help them get a foot up
in the world. The people of the Caribbean are undoubtedly skilled, and deserving of the
decent wages, fair treatment and equal access to opportunity that we hope to see them
Caribbean Employment Services Inc. is a market-leading digital talent acquisition service
that aims to connect the top talent from the Caribbean with hiring managers, HR
professionals and decision-makers in companies both within the Caribbean as well as
abroad. Further, it aims to provide the region’s jobseekers and those who are already
employed with news and resources related to Caribbean labor.
Boll was responding to comments made by Minister of Labour Saboto Caesar on the
occasion of International Labour Day, or May Day, which is observed in countries around the
world on May 1 of each year.
In official comments, Minister Caesar suggested developments in areas like work-abroad
opportunities, foreign labor from CARICOM Member States, upskilling programmes, blue
economic growth and fair compensation. The Caribbean Employment Services Inc. CEO said
all of these developments would be welcome and augur favorably for the St. Vincentian
populace as well as other skilled workers in CARICOM countries.
“We were delighted to see the Minister give detailed information about the labor agenda
rather than just a few empty words on this important day,” said Boll. “In particular, Caribbean
Employment has been closely monitoring increasing work-abroad opportunities, and
developments in sustainable employment like the blue and green economies. These are
certainly areas that St. Vincent can capitalize on and we hope to see related initiatives
succeed for the benefit of workers, businesses and the region alike in the future.”