National Employment Service

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The Ministry of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development is committed to helping the citizens and residents of Trinidad and Tobago to find gainful employment and to further their chosen careers. The National Employment Service (NES) offers a number of services designed to help jobseekers find jobs and employers to find suitable employees. The NES website contains information on all of its employment services and has interactive application forms that allow jobseekers and employers to register and browse job opportunities on-line. Please follow the link in the Quick Links section below to access the NES website.

Am I eligible?

NES services are available to all employers, regardless of where they are located, and to jobseekers over the age of 17 who are:

  • Citizens of Trinidad and Tobago, regardless of where they reside.
  • Legal residents of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • All holders of the CARICOM CSME Skills Certificate. Please follow the link below for more information on the CSME Skills Certificate.
The Commonwealth Caribbean Seasonal Agriculture Workers Programme is offered to Trinidad and Tobago citizens only, and the applicants must be between the ages of 21 and 45.

What services are offered?

The National Employment Service offers the following programmes:

  • Labour and Employment Exchange.
  • O-Level Graduate Programme.
  • School Crossing Guard Programme.
  • Clerical Relief.
  • Commonwealth Caribbean Seasonal Agricultural Workers Programme.

Additional services offered by the National Employment Service include:

  • Internet access to NES web page.
  • Electronic and non-electronic job searches.
  • Résumé preparation.
  • Referrals of suitable persons for interviews and employment in both the private and public sectors.
  • Career Guidance and Counselling.
  • Registration of Vacancies
  • Outreach to Communities
  • World of Work Seminars.
  • Technical advice to Boards and Committees.

Please visit the NES website, via the link below, for information on all of these programmes.

NES website

Where can I find more information?

For additional information, please visit the NES website, or contact the NES head office at the address below.

National Employment Service
One Stop Career Resource Centre
Ground Floor
Chief Manpower Officer or Administrative Services
Level 3
Duke Place
50-54 Duke Street
Port of Spain
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) - 299-0300 Ext 2123/2122

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