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SLOW RESPONSES TO LABOR SURVEY IMPEDE GRANTS

March 4, 2004 – Employers who have not yet sent in their job vacancy survey forms must do so by March 19.
Labor Department spokesman Janelle Gumbs said in a release issued Wednesday that a notice went out several weeks ago, but some employers are dragging their feet in getting this important tool back to the department.
"Lots of grants are based on that type of information," she said.
The information will help employers, job seekers, educators, government planners, policy makers, legislators, and members of the community understand the unique labor and specific training needs of the Virgin Islands, the release said. It will also help the Labor Department and its partners, the University of the Virgin Islands Workforce Advisory and the Human Resources Investment Council to develop specific vocational and academic courses.
Statistical analysis can provide details on vacancies, wages, benefits, education, and experience required for various full and part-time jobs.
Gumbs said the survey went to employers who pay into the unemployment compensation program. That accounts for about 97 percent of the employers in the territory.
Mail, fax, email, or deliver the form in person to the Labor Department. The address is Box 303608, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, 00803-2608 or 2203 Church St., Christiansted, 00820-4612. The fax number is 777-4803. The email address is lgardner@vidol.gov.
For more information, call Leo Gardner at 776-3700, extension 2044.

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March 4, 2004 - Employers who have not yet sent in their job vacancy survey forms must do so by March 19.
Labor Department spokesman Janelle Gumbs said in a release issued Wednesday that a notice went out several weeks ago, but some employers are dragging their feet in getting this important tool back to the department.
"Lots of grants are based on that type of information," she said.
The information will help employers, job seekers, educators, government planners, policy makers, legislators, and members of the community understand the unique labor and specific training needs of the Virgin Islands, the release said. It will also help the Labor Department and its partners, the University of the Virgin Islands Workforce Advisory and the Human Resources Investment Council to develop specific vocational and academic courses.
Statistical analysis can provide details on vacancies, wages, benefits, education, and experience required for various full and part-time jobs.
Gumbs said the survey went to employers who pay into the unemployment compensation program. That accounts for about 97 percent of the employers in the territory.
Mail, fax, email, or deliver the form in person to the Labor Department. The address is Box 303608, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, 00803-2608 or 2203 Church St., Christiansted, 00820-4612. The fax number is 777-4803. The email address is lgardner@vidol.gov.
For more information, call Leo Gardner at 776-3700, extension 2044.

Publisher's note : Like the St. Croix Source now? Find out how you can love us twice as much -- and show your support for the islands' free and independent news voice ... click here.