Press Release

Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour
Department of Labour and Workforce Development
Release Date:
Thursday, 27 December 2018 - 5:04pm

Employers and media outlets (i.e. online and printed) are reminded of the proper way to advertise job vacancies.

Effective January 1, 2019, the Labour Department will no longer be accepting advertisements that fail to satisfy its requirements. 

In order to be deemed satisfactory by the Department, job vacancy advertisements should list the following information:

1.         The employer/business name (as listed on its valid trade licence)

2.         Reliable contact information (i.e. telephone number and email address)

3.         Job title

4.         Duties of the position (i.e. brief or detailed)

5.         Any other information deemed necessary by the employer

Employers should also submit their job vacancies to the Labour Department  as there may be suitable qualified candidates registered in the department's Application Pool for them to consider.

The Labour Department assists BVIslanders/Belongers in finding appropriate employment as well as assists persons with resumé writing, interviewing techniques, job decorum and performance, and job placement.

The Labour Department remains committed to ensuring that the needs of the workforce are met, and that BVIslanders/Belongers are given first preference to all jobs available in the Territory. 


Andra Phillip

Department of Information and Public Relations