BHB jobs fair attracts over 300

Thursday 22 December 2022: Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) hosted a successful job fair and speed interviewing event on Tuesday 20 December at the Hamilton Seventh Day Adventist Church Hall. The jobs fair ran all day from 9am to 6pm, and over 300 members of the community attended. Organised by BHB’s People Directorate (Human Resources), over the course of the day over 600 interviews were conducted with job seekers to fill vacancies in administrative, nursing aide, facilities, maintenance, food and environmental services departments.

Deputy CEO R Scott Pearman commented: “We are really pleased to see such a good turnout for the job fair. It has been a win-win event. For people looking for work or looking to join BHB, it was an great opportunity to get interviewed. For BHB, these are critical positions for the safe and effective running of our hospitals. They are not new positions but existing ones, and filling them helps the us run more efficiently.

“The purpose of the job fair was twofold: first, we want to put Bermudians back to work, and there is no better time than Christmas to give opportunity for the new year. Secondly, the job fair is part of our strategy to advance recruit for positions that may become available in the coming months. Delays in filling posts increase operational costs therefore we now have a rich pool of talent to fill future vacancies within a shorter time period. Even if participants don’t get an immediate follow up call for January, future opportunities may become available.”

Mr Pearman added: “The People Directorate team observed that 122 of the attendees are currently unemployed, so we are pleased to offer them an opportunity to get back on their feet and contribute to their country, as several expressed during their interviews. There were many older and mid-career applicants, and a substantial number of hungry young applicants. On a positive note, there was a rich, ready-made talent pool of certified nurse assistant applicants who had been through the Bermuda College programme, highlighting the benefit of such courses at the College. We encourage members of the community to explore healthcare, dietary and facilities management training programmes on offer at the Bermuda College as they prepare people for future job openings at BHB.

“On behalf of BHB, I would like to thank all of the applicants who came forward to offer their services, and I would also like to thank my People Directorate team for organising the event for the community to attend. BHB and our union partners look forward to on-boarding new employees from this event in 2023.”

People who could not attend the event but are interested in working at BHB can find BHB vacancies and apply at BHB Jobs Now on this website.

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Notes to Editors
The Bermuda Hospitals Board is a quango (quasi autonomous non-governmental organisation) established under the Bermuda Hospitals Board Act, 1970. It has a Bermuda Government-approved Board and a Chief Executive Officer, responsible for King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute. At the heart of both organisations is high-quality care to all patients.

With approximately 1,700 employees, the Bermuda Hospitals Board is Bermuda's second largest employer. King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute are the only healthcare organisations in Bermuda accredited by Accreditation Canada, an independent organisation whose role is to help hospitals examine and improve the quality of care and service they provide to their clients. In addition to providing an extensive list of services for the community, the Bermuda Hospitals Board is part of a referral network that includes some of the world's leading specialist hospitals.

For more information, please visit www.bermudahospitals.bm or contact the Bermuda Hospitals Board Public Relations Department at publicrelations@bhb.bm.