NHS labour shortages force employers to target Caribbean healthcare workers
Job site caribbeanemployment.com has shared new trends showing that the international labour shortage is benefitting Caribbean Healthcare Workers.
A new report by MPs in the UK highlights that the NHS is in the worst workforce crisis in its history, needing 12,000 hospital doctors and more than 50,000 nurses and midwives. With this news, it is no surprise that employers in the US, UK, Canada, and other western countries are offering Caribbean healthcare workers opportunities to live and work abroad.
Nurses and healthcare workers are not the only employees leaving the region due to job prospects. Many US and UK employers are offering attractive relocation packages to Caribbean workers.
This is not a new phenomenon: Over the years, many Caribbean countries have formed partnerships with governments in the United States, Canada, the UK, and elsewhere to attract skilled labour.
Joe Boll, Caribbean Employment CEO, commented: “We manage thousands of international jobs which allows us to quickly see trends across the global recruitment market. The huge skill shortages across many western economies is forcing employers to focus their efforts on attracting international workers and this is being seen in abundance throughout the Caribbean.”