All Press Releases for February 02, 2012

Virgin Islands' Department of Labor Partners with the Islands' Largest Job Portal Career.VI to Combat Unemployment in the Territory Amid Widespread Layoffs

Commissioner of Virgin Islands' Department of Labor, Albert Bryan Jr., announced the department's active collaboration with the territory's largest job portal Career.VI today by signing a Memorandum of Understanding with BIZVI LLC.

    ST. THOMAS, USVI, February 02, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Commissioner of Virgin Islands' Department of Labor, Albert Bryan Jr., announced the department's active collaboration with the territory's largest job portal Career.VI today by signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the island's largest technology company and a subsidiary of TABS Group International (TGI), BIZVI LLC. Career.VI was named as the official online job portal for the Virgin Islands, helping to provide better job search and application services to the job seekers in the territory and to facilitate the job posting process by the employers. The U.S. territory faces economic challenges and wide spread unemployment as the largest private sector employer in USVI, Hovensa, moves to close its operations on St. Croix and government faces serious financial challenges.

Syed Gilani, President and CEO of TABS Group International (TGI), the parent company of BIZVI LLC and Career.VI, said, "This is a historic moment for the Virgin Islands where public-private partnership will bring labor market efficiency in the territory. Our commitment to innovating the lives of the Virgin Islanders lead us to introduce Virgin Islands' first job portal in 2008 and today while we face challenging economic times, in partnership with the Virgin Islands' Department of Labor, we continue to expand on our commitment for these beautiful islands." Commissioner of the Virgin Islands' Department of Labor, Albert Bryan Jr. said, "The reality of today's economic situation demands that we look to the Internet for services as well as for economic opportunity. BIZVI has been on the forefront of this charge in the Territory and over the years we have built great partnerships in training, cutting edge projects like Youthnet and now Career.VI. This look to the net is but a beginning step to transition our economy and society to a digital renaissance, using our tremendous bandwidth capability and fiber ring to access the world."

Career.VI is the Virgin Islands' leading job portal with more than 20,000 registered job seekers looking for job openings posted by hundreds of the Virgin Islands' employers and continues to grow everyday. Career.VI offers free services for both employers and job seekers. Employers are able to notify the Department of Labor of their available position, post on the territory's leading career platform and receive applications from job seekers. Featured tools for employers are also available to increase visibility, manage job applicants, and help in talent hunt through Top Job feature. Job seekers on the other hand are also offered a multitude of features to better their job search including Resume Builder, Job Agent, Competitor and much more.

Career.VI also has the #1 online Job Magazine, CareerPost. CareerPost gives users the opportunity to seek labor market advice and read articles pertaining to career development, even allowing them to participate in discussions, state opinions, and submit their own articles for others to view. With helpful tips visible throughout the site to easily identify with accessible options, Career.VI brings together a succession of job resource tools in an effort to improve the islands' job market.

BIZVI provides unparalleled technology-based business solutions and under the umbrella of its parent company, TABS Group International (TGI), it has been serving private and government organizations in the territory for many years. TGI continues to expand its services in the sectors of labor, education, law and order, civic services, and economic development amongst others.

About Virgin Islands' Department of Labor
The Virgin Islands Department of Labor's mission is to administer a system of effective programs and services. This system is designed to develop, protect and maintain a viable workforce requiring partnerships with government agencies, businesses, community organizations and other stakeholders. It also requires a commitment to continuous improvement, reducing costs, improving business processes, technological efficiency, developing staff through training/mentoring/education, improving compliance with regulatory mandates and being a catalyst for positive change.

The strategic goals of VIDOL are to develop a talented workforce, to protect the workforce system, and to provide responsive fail-safe programs that support the workforce system. These goals support the Honorable Governor John P. deJongh's directive to "provide workers with the assistance and encouragement they need to develop new skills and competencies over time, both to seek greater opportunity and to adapt to a rapidly changing employment reality and world economy."

The Virgin Islands Department of Labor (VIDOL) receives its authority pursuant to Titles 3, 24, 27 & 29 of the Virgin Islands Code; the Workforce Investment Act of 1998; the OSHA Act of 1970; and other Federal laws which require the development of administrative structures that govern and enforce fair labor standards and the protection of the people of the Virgin Islands from any threat to health, morals, and general welfare.

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