Caymanians are being forced out of jobs and the Director of Labour and Pensions says his office is seeing signs of it. Mario Ebanks and his team are looking into the cases as part of their mission to make sure Caymanians work.
“We are seeing troubling signs of Caymanians being moved out,” Mr. Ebanks says.
He says there are nearly 2,000 Caymanians registered as unemployed and his team has gotten several reports of employers forcing Caymanians out of jobs. His department and the National Workforce Development Agency are now investigating
“To look at those organisations, those employers and see if there are any impediments in their system in terms of hiring Caymanians. Is there stereotyping? Are workplace conditions as such where Caymanians feel like total strangers and are ostracised?”
Government is now looking at making modifications to the Immigration Law, and part of that plan is to set up a committee to see how the immigration policy is working while at the same time taking into consideration the number of people currently without a job.
The latest data shows at least 1 out of 10 Caymanians is out of work.