In pursuit of employable skills, understanding employers’ demands
16 Mar 2015
Most employers in the Bahamas report difficulties in finding the right set of skills for their jobs, while many people remain unemployed after the recent crisis (14.0% in 2012). Additionally, as new investments generate increasing manpower needs, responding to the skills shortage with a skills development strategy becomes a rising social and economic issue.
This report aims to provide insight into this labour market dilemma by examining private sector employers’ reports in the 2012 WPS on firms’ demand for skills, difficulties in hiring, training needs and training practices.