Employment Department

People who are out of a job either as a result of the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, school leavers or others are being encouraged to seize the limited work opportunities offered to them. Letimie Dookley, director general of employment programme in the department of employment, said as work opportunities become more limited it is becoming more difficult…
Jul 09, 2020
Some 15 housekeepers from the Coral Strand Hotel and another group of construction workers yesterday took their unpaid salary, overtime pay grievances respectively to the employment department. It was around 9.50am that the group of housekeepers was seen at Independence House after they had been received by employment officials. Jacqueline Gabriel, one of the housekeepers, said they are really frustrated…
Jul 08, 2020
The private sector, through the Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industries, yesterday presented its recovery and prosperity plan, a diureticto revive businesses, at the scheduled weekly meeting chaired by President Danny Faure at State House. The plan is a proposal championing private-public partnership to re-build, re-energise and re-think the economy. Chairman of the Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industries (SCCI)…
Jul 08, 2020
The employment department yesterday disclosed that around 228 Seychellois have lost their jobs alongside 392 expatriate workers who now have to go back to their respective countries, due to the adverse economic impact of COVID-19. A large majority of these workers who have been made redundant, both local and foreign, were working in the tourism sector. The director general for…
Jul 07, 2020
According to various researches, transparency and accountability have emerged over the past decade as key ways to address both developmental failures and democratic deficits. Good governance in the public sector on the other hand promotes effective decision making and efficient use of resources, and it strengthens accountability for the stewardship of those resources. To enhance the good practice locally, the…
Jun 26, 2020
President Danny Faure yesterday met with the team that will be in charge of the Seychelles Employee Transition Scheme (Sets), a temporary scheme to assist workers who will be made redundant. The aim of the meeting which was also attended by the Minister for Employment, Immigration and Civil Status, Myriam Telemaque, was to discuss the addition of four new programmes…
Jun 23, 2020
Employees and stakeholders in the private sector yesterday took part in a meeting, coordinated by the Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industry, to learn more about the Seychelles Employee Transition Scheme, its structure and how it will discharge its mandate. A temporary scheme to help workers who will lose their job as from July 1 up to December 2020, the…
Jun 20, 2020
The SADC Private Sector Forum (SPSF) – the unifying voice on regional policies, priorities, issues, and programmes – has launched the ground-breaking SADC Labour Law Guide, an online tool that provides up-to-date labour laws from the region in one central location. This first-of-its-kind digital resource is accessible on desktop, tablets, and mobiles and available in three languages – English, French…
Jun 17, 2020
As part of its emergency support programme to cushion the economic impact of COVID-19, the government is putting in place the Seychelles Employee Transition Scheme (Sets), a temporary scheme to assist workers who will be made redundant soon. However unlike schemes such as the Unemployment Relief Scheme (URS), Sets will cater solely to Seychellois who will lose their jobs as…
Jun 14, 2020
Due to scarcity of jobs on the local market as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Ministry of Employment, Immigration and Civil Status, in collaboration with the Agency for Social Protection (ASP), will as from July 1, 2020 be introducing a new internship scheme for returning and local based graduates. The scheme, acting as a safety net, will…
Jun 10, 2020