Workforce has done a half decent job (if I do say so myself) of looking for job seekers in construction online. We have good traffic on this blog, a bunch of followers on Twitter and over 100 likes on Facebook. Our website is admittedly not yet on the first page of a Google “Bermuda construction jobs” search but that may take some time. We’ve even had a nice write up in the Bermuda Sun.
It has now been two weeks since we have posted on the Bermuda Job Board which I thought would be a primary source of candidates given that it is operated by the Department of Labour and is about to become a de facto requirement for anyone seeking a work permit. We have had only three responses. The department is supposed to assist job seekers to use the Board as well.
I was initially dismissive of the notion that construction people don’t frequent the internet because we are troglodytes and all that. Given the penetration of home and mobile internet on the island, I thought for sure most people, particularly those looking for work, would be online.
Either they are not online, or, there are not that many people looking for work.
Both answers have me scratching my head.
We will be biting the bullet and doing a color ad in the daily sometime soon which may put this issue to bed.