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Tuesday, 02 September 2014 00:00

Central Recruitment and Manpower Agency

The Central Recruitment and Manpower Agency is a division of the Ministry of Labour, Human Services and Social Security that interacts with employers and persons seeking jobs to facilitate job placements. This Agency, formerly known as the Employment Exchange, was established by the Government of Guyana in October 1944, for the purpose of collecting and furnishing information to employers who wish to recruit workers and persons who are seeking employment.

The agency registers applicants for employment, taking specific note of their occupational qualifications, experiences and desires, and interviews them for employment and evaluates, if necessary, their physical and vocational abilities.

Objective

To place individuals seeking jobs in suitable employment and provide career guidance and counseling.

KEY FUNCTIONS

  • Register unemployed persons seeking employment
  • Maintain a record of notified vacancies mainly in the public and private sectors
  • Match jobseekers with vacancies and arrange interviews for job seekers
  • Provide advice and career guidance and counselling to those seeking employment

Employers seeking staff:

Send your vacancies to us listing:
Job titles
Job description
Basic qualifications/skills required
Renumeration package
Contact information and application deadline

Job seekers Come into our offices with your original documents:

Identification (ID card/passport, birth certificate)
Valid Police Clearance
Driver's license
Qualifications, if any.

Our Successes

  2011 2012 2013
Persons Registered For Jobs 2919 2825 3099
Number of Placements Made 2009 2862 2596

Categories of work:

  • Clerical and office support: Supervisors, Typist Clerks, and Customer Service Reps., Receptionists.
  • Craft and related workers: Welders, Drivers, Fitter Machinist, Mechanics, Machine Operators
  • Skilled, Semi Skilled and unclassified: Factory workers, Cleaners Sales Clerks, Labourers, Security Officers Bag Bay attendant, Porters, Counter clerks, masons, carpenters etc.

The CRMA has offices in Georgetown and outlying Regions, as follows:

For further information, visit or contact us at the Central Recruitment and Manpower Agency at:-

Head Office: SIMAP Building
237 Camp Street
Georgetown
Telephone No. (592)-225-3032

Region # 2:- Regional Democratic Building
Anna Regina
Essequibo Coast
Telephone No.: (592)- 771-5162

Region # 5:- Regional Democratic Building
Fort Wellington
West Coast Berbice

Region # 6:-Ministry of Labour, Human Services and Social Security
21 Princess Elizabeth Road
New Amsterdam
Berbice.
Telephone No: (592)-333-2885


Our services are free. Register with us today at http://www.crma-gy.com

We can assist you in finding the right person for the job, or the right job for you!

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THE Central Recruitment and Manpower Agency (CRMA) has embarked on a project that aims to provide information upgrades software development, and technical support services to enhance responsiveness and productivity.

The CRMA is a division of the Ministry of Labour, Human Services and Social Security. This agency, formerly known as the Employment Exchange, was established by the Government of Guyana in October 1944 for the purpose of collecting and furnishing information to employers who wish to recruit workers and to persons who are seeking employment. Since that time, the Recruitment and Manpower Division has had its offices strategically located throughout the country.

The service offered by this division caters for both juveniles and adults, and its purpose is to ensure the effective recruitment and placement of unemployed persons by assisting them with suitable employment, and to assist employers in obtaining suitable workers.The agency registers applicants for employment, taking specific note of their occupational qualifications, experiences and desires, interviews them for employment and evaluates, if necessary, their physical and vocational abilities.

Minister of Labour, Dr Nanda Gopaul, during his remarks at his year-end review held at Park Vue Hotel, explained that the CRMA has started on a series of workshops in order to meet the knowledge and information needs and demands to serve potential employers and prospective employees.

He explained that this situation derives from a daily manual operation of its services and the CRMA has sub-units in Regions 2 and 6. The sharing of information was,however, difficult, as persons in the other regions had to visit the main office in Georgetown to have access to the service. So to be able to alleviate any issues that might have stemmed from this current situation, "we at the ministry sat and came up with new ways to make the process effective," he noted.

Dr Gopaul asserted that the CRMA has had many accomplishments for 2014, with 2,385 persons successfully filling vacancies through the programme. He noted too the development of a software which is currently operational, and is now accessible to persons in all regions that have internet access.

For the better functioning of the CRMA project, the Labour Minister explained, some additional equipment was needed such as computers and accessories to execute the functions of the agency, purchasing of office equipment and networking connectivity devices. One of the most important aspects of the project was the training of staff to use the new software effectively.

The labour ministry, the minister noted, visited the different regions such as Regions 3, 5, 8,9 and 10 to put mechanisms in place to extend the services offered by the CRMA in those administrative regions. With the training of staff to use the new software and the visits to the regions, the team was able to collect and store relevant data, inclusive of job descriptions, positions and specific requirements for available positions to be filled within organisations.

Minister Gopaul noted that the agency has done well even with the challenges that have arisen, but with this said, he noted that in 2015, it is expected that the CRMA would be fully staffed and the division would be able to deliver its services in all the regions.

Source: Guyana Chronicle

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