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Grand Bahama 'Labour on the Blocks' a Success
By The Ministry of Labour
Feb 19, 2018 - 8:16:07 PM

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Job Seekers waiting to be processed at the Ministry of Labour and Department of Labour’s Labour On The Blocks Job Fair held on Saturday, 17 February at Columbus Park in Grand Bahama.

Hundreds of job seekers turned out in full force at The Ministry of Labour and Department of Labour’s first ‘Labour On The Blocks Job Fair’ in Grand Bahama on Saturday, 17 February as they registered for jobs with the Department of Labour’s employment data bank and local companies attending the event.

The event was a smashing success. On hand to personally welcome and greet the job seekers was the Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes. Also in attendance were the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for East Grand Bahama, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest; the Hon. Kwasi Thompson, Minister of State for Grand Bahama;  Mrs. Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe, Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for West Grand Bahama and Bimini and Mr. Frederick McAlpine, Member of Parliament for Pineridge.

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Job seekers wait patiently to be served at the Ministry of Labour and Department of Labour’s Labour On The Blocks Job Fair held on Saturday, 17 February at Columbus Park in Grand Bahama.

Also leading the charge with their Labour teams were Ms. Cecilia Strachan, Permanent Secretary (Acting) in the Ministry of Labour; Mr. Tyrone Gibson, Deputy Director of Labour in Grand Bahama and Mrs. Patrenda Russell-Brice, Deputy Director of the Department of Labour in New Providence.

The Grand Bahama Job Fair marked the third Labour on The Blocks Job Fair to be held. Two Job Fairs were held earlier this year in New Providence where a total of 800 persons were employed.

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Aliv team members are pictured registering people at the Ministry of Labour and Department of Labour’s Labour On The Blocks Job Fair held on Saturday, 17 February at Columbus Park in Grand Bahama. Job seekers wait patiently to be served at the Ministry of Labour and Department of Labour’s Labour On The Blocks Job Fair held on Saturday, 17 February at Columbus Park in Grand Bahama.



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Labour team members prepare to assist Grand Bahamians at the Ministry of Labour and Department of Labour’s Labour On The Blocks Job Fair held on Saturday, 17 February at Columbus Park in Grand Bahama.


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