Tag: Virgin Islands Department of Labor (VIDOL)

VIDOL Pairs With Rights Center For National Disability Employment Awareness

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Disability Rights Center of the VI (DRCVI) successfully hosts the first virtual Employer Recruitment Roundtable to observe National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The theme for NDEAM 2021, “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion,” reflects the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment and community involvement during […]

U.S. Labor Department Awards USVI $1.5 Million Dislocated Worker Grant

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. announced today that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded the Virgin Islands Department of Labor a $1.5 million National Dislocated Worker Grant to provide disaster-relief employment, along with employment training and service. The grant is funded under the federal CARES Act, which provided $345 million for Dislocated Worker […]

What To Do If You Are Unemployed In The USVI In A Time Of Coronavirus

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Labor Commissioner Gary Molloy said there is an updated policy “to safeguard employment security benefits and increase access to resources by waiving various work search requirements.” The President of the United States of America declared a National Emergency in response to the novel coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) on March 13. The Governor of […]

Department of Labor Suspends In-Person Services Due To COVID-19

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Labor (VIDOL) continues to provide services while ensuring that all of our activities are adherent to public health guidelines. As the State of Emergency continues, VIDOL Commissioner, Gary Molloy announces the suspension of in-person services. Clients are urged to use alternative communication methods, or for individuals who […]

VIDOL: State Of Emergency ‘Social Distancing’ Policy In Effect For COVID-19

CHRISTIANSTED — The COVID-19 State of Emergency social distancing policy, recommended by the Office of the Governor, local and global health officials, has been implemented by the Department of Labor in order to limit the possible transmission of the Coronavirus. The VIDOL will be open to the public and there will be the following limits […]

Disaster Has Highlighted Workers’ Rights Disparity

Despite it being over two years since hurricanes struck St. John,  Caneel Bay Resort remains out of action. As highlighted by the New York Times, this led to the loss of job for seven percent of the island’s employed, creating a huge hole in the economy and shining a light on some of the less equitable […]

VIDOL Encourages More SYWEP Participation From Territorial Employers

CHRISTIANSTED — Commissioner designee Gary Molloy said Monday he is inviting Employers, Not-For-Profit Organizations and Training Service Providers to participate in this year’s Summer Youth Work Experience and Training Program Virgin Islands Department of Labor (VIDOL). VIDOL is seeking the following:· Employers and agencies who are interested in providing a five-week work experience and job […]

USDOL Sanctioned Bryan As Labor Commissioner Under De Jongh Costing Territory Thousands

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Albert Bryan, Jr., as the commissioner of the Virgin Islands Department of Labor was sanctioned by its federal counterpart for failing to meet certain minimum agreed-to standards of performance, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. A series of letters obtained exclusively by the V.I. Free Press under the […]

Board of Elections Member Says He Has Reservations About DeGazon’s Candidacy

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED — Attorney General Claude Walker says Allison DeGazon is indeed qualified to run for the Senate. Walker wrote to Elections Supervisor Caroline Fawkes after she asked the AG on August 16 to make a ruling on DeGazon’s residency. “Yes, … candidate DeGazon is a bona fide resident of the Virgin […]