Rush on for jobs
BARBADIAN JOB SEEKERS looking for new opportunites showed up in their hundreds yesterday at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre to register for employment in Canada.
Hundreds more are expected to flock to the same venue today to fill out applications and find out about the various jobs being offered by Canadian recruiting agency, Diamond Global.
With a tight local job market and a dim recruitment outlook some of the applicants at yesterday’s session said they were employed but looking for better opportunities, while others unemployed in some instances as long as two years said they were anxiously looking to get a job offer.
One job seeker, who chose to remain anonymous, said he worked at a hotel but because of recent layoffs there he was on a job search. The 20-year-old said prior to finding the job in March last year he had been unemployed for two years after completing the general catering programme at the Barbados Community College’s Hospitality Institute.