Oil & gas sector: GOGEC lauds GYSBI for 100% local content initiative

…endorses Govt’s stance for sugar workers recruited

As the Guyana Shore Base Inc (GYSBI) concluded its career fair over the weekend in Regions Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) and Four (Demerara-Mahaica, the Guyana Oil & Gas Energy Chamber (GOGEC) has lauded the oil & gas company for its 100% Guyanese initiative.
In a statement on Tuesday, the GOGEC highlighted that “GYSBI’s career fair is demonstrable of strong commitment to local content – thus ensuring Guyanese enjoy the maximum benefits from this nascent oil and gas sector as Guyana embarks upon an era of transformational growth.”
The Oil & Gas Energy Chamber further applauded the Government of Guyana for steering the company in the direction of employing persons from the sugar industry.
“GOGEC endorses the direction in which the Government pointed GYSBI to recruit persons from, particularly the sugar communities in which thousands of jobs were lost. And notably among the unemployed sugar workers were talented engineers, welders, and other technical field of professionals”, the statement said.
The energy chamber further encouraged other companies operating in the oil and gas value chain to follow the example set by GYSBI in promoting stronger local content.
During a visit to the Guyana Shore Base Inc’s (GYSBI’s) career fair held at the Uitvlugt Community Centre Ground, WCD on Sunday, Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh urged Guyanese persons to capitalise on job opportunities being offered in the oil & gas sector.
The Minister commended the company for arranging the event as well as a larger series of career fairs, while noting that the event provides ample illustration of the job opportunities that have arisen and will continue to arise due to Guyana now being an oil and gas producer.
Minister Singh further emphasised that Government would like every Guyanese to be an active participant in the exciting transformation underway in Guyana by taking up the thousands of job opportunities that will inevitably arise.
At the event, Minister Singh highlighted the extensive training opportunities being created by Government to ensure that Guyanese workers are equipped with skills relevant to the oil and gas sector and other new and emergent economic activities. These include Government’s investment in universal primary and secondary education as well as technical and vocational education, along with the GOAL scholarship programme.
The GYSBI commenced the career fair at Providence, East Bank Demerara (EBD) on October 7; continued same at Uitvlugt, West Coast Demerara (WCD) on October 6, and will conclude same at Enmore-Haslington, East Coast Demerara (ECD) on October 16.
The positions to be filled include warehouse supervisors, crane operators, operations assistants, equipment mechanics/ technicians, and fuel storage and dispensing operators.
Interested applicants are asked to walk with their resumes, any academic certificates, a copy of a valid form of ID, and one passport photograph.
In keeping with the COVID-19 protocols, only persons with a vaccination card or a negative PCR test from within the last seven days would be able to gain entry, a first step in increasing their chances of being employed.