Scores of displaced Government workers have been interviewed by recruiters from Ross University, which is set to start operation in Barbados from January next year.
The interviews were held at the Warrens Office Complex, between 9 am and 4 pm. on Wednesday.
Many of those interviewed had submitted their application letter and resumes online.
There were also those who received word the interviews were taking place and turned up at the location, with their qualifications, asking for a chance to be interviewed.
“Ross put out their vacancies and anybody can apply to those vacancies. Given the fact that we had persons displaced, she [the Prime Minister] had made the arrangement with Ross to interview Government workers and give them an opportunity to get their foot in the door,” Acting Director of the Barbados Employment and Career Counseling Service, Yvette Walcott-Dennis, told a Barbados TODAY team.
The Acting Director said she was happy displaced workers were given a chance to be employed once again. She said her department was happy to be able to facilitate the process.
“I think the interviews are going very well. Initially they had said they would interview about 75 persons, but today we had around 90 workers that we entered to be interviewed, and some persons still turned up anyways because they would have heard from a friend or something, and we asked that they be accommodated.
“But, understandably, we know that we cannot accommodate everybody. The whole process though is a Ross initiative, they are filling their vacancies, we are just coordinating this end to assist the displaced public workers,” Walcott-Dennis said.