Guyana Goldfields considering former sugar workers for jobs

-hundreds turn out for interviews

A Guyana Goldfields mine.

Skilled employees recently laid off from GuySuCo’s closed or downsized estates are being considered for employment by Canadian miner, Guyana Goldfields Inc/AGM Inc.

A release yesterday from Guyana Goldfields said that it conducted a five-day recruitment exercise recently.

The recruiting was done in communities close to various sugar estates that have been either closed or downsized, including on Saturday last at Corriverton and on Sunday at the J.C. Chandisingh Secondary School at Rose Hall. Interviews were also held on Monday at the Canje Secondary School and on Tuesday at the Enmore Community Centre. On Wednesday, the same opportunities were offered at Wales, West Bank Demerara River for persons to be employed as positions become open.

The release said that the company’s Human Resources team led the exercise supported by personnel from the various departments scouting for skills including the Mines, Mill, Maintenance workshops, Security and Camp Services. The prospective employees were told that the exercise was held to  update the Company’s skills database, so that they could be considered for employment in currently existing vacancies, as well as, for any job openings that may  arise, particularly in the face of the Company’s expansion plans.

“Residents of these areas turned out in huge numbers, eagerly seeking information on the Company’s operations, which was provided in a short briefing by Mr. (Peter) Benny, as well as, the opportunity to secure a job.  While over thirty persons participated in the on-the-spot interviews at Corriverton, over 200 persons were present in Canje and Berbice, and an additional 200 persons at Enmore, to vie for these job opportunities”, the company said.

The release said that the team focused on interviewing persons with specific skill sets, including heavy-duty mechanics, auto mechanics, welders, electricians and auto-electricians etc.  Several persons were also interviewed for possible jobs in the hospitality sector of the operations as well.

The release said that the company – based in the Cuyuni –  “looks forward to building a long and sustainable partnership with these new members of our work team, as we continue to provide a first-class work environment and opportunity for employment to personnel from across all regions of Guyana”.

A similar outreach exercise is expected to be completed in Linden on Monday August 20th. To obtain more information on this outreach, interested persons can contact: AGM HR Division at 238 Thomas Street, North Cummingsburg, George-town, Guyana.

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