Caribbean Career Network Launched

Jamaica’s “The JobBank” and St. Vincent’s “Caribbean Jobs Online,” have joined forces to launch a Caribbean Career Network –

The service is designed to facilitate Caribbean recruiters and job seekers in making the perfect match.

According to Dr. Leahcim Semaj, Partner of and Chief Executive Officer of The JobBank “both recruiters and job seekers stand to benefit from being able to access more information about each other based on what can be made readily available via the Internet”.

Noting that the use of the Internet as a job search tool is increasing daily in the Caribbean, Dr. Semaj said that in Jamaica this is evidenced by the number of advertisers in the Sunday papers that now include website addresses and email as an option for submitting applications. This is not surprising as this is the trend in the US. According to, a US based non-profit entity in its 2004 Report, “98% of all job seekers are now using the Internet to look for a new job.”

Dr. Semaj warned that as this trend strengthened regionally, those who did not include the Internet in their job search or recruitment strategies would run the risk of failing to gain access to the best jobs or best qualified candidates. features postings for vacancies in all industries, at all career levels across the Caribbean and according to Dr. Semaj, “saves time, reduces recruiting costs and increases their reach to qualified candidates.”

Employers posting vacancies on the network qualify for a free Profile Page and this Dr. Semaj said “can dramatically increase the number and quality of responses to postings.”

In addition, job seekers receive free professional career advice on writing cover letters, resumes, interview techniques and networking. through Job By Email, allows for jobs to be delivered into the inbox of subscribers immediately as they are posted.

The launch of Caribbean Jobs Online is seen as a triumph for the architects of the Caribbean Single Market & Economy (CSME) as it helps deepen the integration movement and better prepare the Caribbean to respond to the challenges and opportunities posed by globalization.

With the CSME providing for the free movement of skilled labour anywhere in the Caribbean Community, Dr. Semaj said, “ will prove invaluable in helping employers and workers find each other in the region”.


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