Many employment opportunities will be available to the Grand Bahama community throughout each of the three phases of the project. The phases are as follows: 1) pre-construction, 2) construction, and 3) operations. In addition, employment at the new port, in all three stages, will be carried out through four key methods:
The opportunities that will become available during the pre-construction phase of the project include, but are not limited to:
The construction period will require qualified individuals to fill roles in the areas listed below:
During the operational phase once construction has been completed and we have ship arrivals to the port, opportunities for employment will be divided into three main types:
Employment by the Port : Directly or through subcontractors
Retail and Food & Beverage Employment: Individuals will be employed by businesses or individuals who have secured leasing contracts at the port
Shore Excursions and Ground Transportation (such as taxis, car rentals, etc.) Employment: Individuals will be employed by businesses or individuals who have secured Shore Excursion agreements with the cruise lines. They can also find employment by business or associations relating to ground transportation.
Employment opportunities during the operations phase will only be available once construction is completed and the port is open in 2021.
Approximations with regard to available jobs are as follows:
Pre-Construction: The one-year period from today until all permits are received and construction is initiated. Between 25 and 100 jobs will be available, gradually increasing toward the end of the period.
Construction: The two-year period during which the destination will be built. Up to 1,000 individuals will be employed during the various stages of this process.
Operations: The period after the destination has opened to the public. Employment during this phase will be divided into three areas: