New Work Permit Labour Clearance Takes Immediate Effect

Monday, 29 August 2022 - 1:42pm

The public is informed that effective immediately; new-approved full-time work permits will be issued a clearance valid for six (6) months instead of the previous three (3) months.

Honourable Turnbull Calls For Partnership To Address Workforce Development

Friday, 26 August 2022 - 10:10am

Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Honourable Melvin Turnbull has called on human resources agencies to collaborate with the Government of the Virgin Islands to address workforce development in the Territory.

Festival Booth Employers Reminded To Obtain Work Permit

Friday, 15 July 2022 - 4:31pm

All employers operating on the Festival Grounds during the upcoming VI Emancipation Festival are reminded that they are to apply for and obtain a work permit for any non-Belonger/non-BVIslander they may wish to employ. 

Review Checklist When Submitting Applications For Work Permit

Friday, 15 July 2022 - 12:45pm

The public is reminded to review the checklist when submitting work permit applications to the Department of Labour and Workforce Development. Persons are also asked to submit all the required documents that are stated on the list.

Department Of Labour Closes At Noon On July 1

Tuesday, 28 June 2022 - 12:52pm

The public is notified that the offices of the Department of Labour and Workforce Development on Tortola and Virgin Gorda will close at 12:00 noon on Friday, July 1.

Department Of Labour And Workforce Development Closure

Tuesday, 7 June 2022 - 10:14am

The public is notified that the Department of Labour and Workforce Development will be closed to the public today Tuesday, June 7.

Portfolio Of Minister For Natural Resources And Labour Gazetted

Wednesday, 11 May 2022 - 4:55pm

Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull is the Minister for Natural Resources and Labour under the Unity Government of the Virgin Islands. 

Work Permit Applicants To Submit Outstanding Documents

Monday, 25 April 2022 - 12:02pm

All work permit applicants who previously uploaded documents through the Online Work Permit System, are asked to submit outstanding documentation to the Department of Labour and Workforce Development as soon as possible to complete the application process.

Labour Tribunal To Suspend Sittings During Easter Break

Wednesday, 6 April 2022 - 4:12pm

Employers, employees, legal practitioners and the public are notified that the Labour Arbitration Tribunal’s Hilary Term ends on Thursday, April 14. 

Michelle A. Venzen McLean Appointed Labour Comissioner

Friday, 1 April 2022 - 2:31pm

Mrs. Michelle A. Venzen McLean has been appointed Labour Commissioner in the Department of Labour and Workforce Development effective January 11.