IoM Simplifies Seasonal Hospitality Work Permits

By Fiona Moore, for 27 March, 2017

The Isle of Man has made it easier for companies in the tourism industry to recruit seasonal workers where they have been unable to recruit workers locally.

For the summer season from March 1, 2017, to October 31, 2017, a simplified work permit exemption process for seasonal hospitality workers has been put in place. Use of the exemption is dependent on workers meeting certain criteria, including a minimum of 12 months' work experience in the tourism sector.

Commenting on the work permit change, Laurence Skelly, Minister for the Department of Economic Development, said: "Due to the Isle of Man's continued low unemployment rate and increasing visitor numbers, our local hospitality industry has been struggling to find the number of staff needed to sustain successful and growing businesses...The new work permit temporary exemption process will offer additional help to allow this important sector to thrive."

The Department of Economic Development has produced guidance for employers hoping to take advantage of the simplified exemption process.

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