Press Release
September 3, 2021
Findings of Labour demand survey to be presented September 14

THE HUMAN Development Service Delivery (HDSD) Project in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, will host a workshop on September 14 to present the findings and conclusions of the Labour Demand Survey (LDS) 2020.

Lead consultant and senior lecturer in Management Studies at the University of the West Indies Professor Dr Dwayne Devonish, will present key findings and conclusions from the Labour Demand Survey 2020 to officials of the Ministry of Labour, representative of the World Bank HDSD Project, and other key stakeholders in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG). Minister of Labour Saboto Caesar,will deliver brief remarks, a release states.

The target population for the Labour Demand Survey 2020 included the formal private sector and statutory/ state-owned enterprises in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. A total of 1465 formally registered establishments were identified as the relevant target population of establishments currently operating within the country, based on an available Business Register provided by the National Insurance Services. From a selected sample of 339 establishments, a sample of 315 establishments was successfully surveyed.

The Labour Demand Survey (LDS) was executed from October to November 2020 to thoroughly examine and report on the diverse labour demand needs, attitudes, experiences, preferences and related employment practices of a representative sample of employers of establishments in the country.

The LDS aimed also to capture employers’ perceptions, experiences and views on labour demand (measured as job openings/ vacancies), hires and separations, and top job or occupational competencies and training needs. This was done under Component 3 of the HDSD Project.

The presentation exercise will be done at the Beachcombers Hotel at Villa from 9.a.m to noon.