Clear Harbor re-hires all redundant staff

Workers at Clear Harbor. Photo by GIS
Workers at Clear Harbor. Photo by GIS

Local call center, Clear Harbor, has announced that it has re-hired all available staff made redundant in September, 2013.

Additionally the company said it plans to add some 130 employees over the next month and is projecting to hire a further 110 by the end of 2014, making it the largest number of staff ever employed in Dominica.

Six months ago Clear Harbor announced plans to hire 400 employees, with rehiring those made redundant in 2013 as part of the goal.

“To date, we have accomplished this goal by re-hiring all redundant staff that was available to return to full time employment with Clear Harbor,” the company said on Thursday. “This brings the current number of Clear Harbor Associates to 568.”

The company noted this is part of its growth plan announced in January 2014 and stated it is all “on track and on schedule.”

Chief Operating Officer of Clear Harbor, Brian Lambert said it is with “great personal pleasure” the announcement was made to re-hire all those made redundant.

“We are proud of the success that each of our associates has had over this past six months as they have helped us expand our presence here in Dominica,” he said. “With such a great team in place we are very optimistic concerning continued growth now and in the years to come.”

 

 

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80 Comments

  1. Redundant Worker
    August 3, 2014

    I am very happy to be back and Clear Harbor and thankful that I am employed. eats staying home another 7 months wpondering what to do and where to go. But to come back under the same treatment,,, Code red and u have to forfeit ur break r lunch and they nt giving it back to u…

    To the persons wishing to come to clear if u wanna have a socil life plz don’t come. all they care about is themselves. I plan to resign cause this kinda treatment is nt good for people.. thy want to make themselves happy but they nt making us happy

  2. real
    August 1, 2014

    its a tough economy and desperation makes people do things they would never ordinarily do which includes working under duress and shame. all the same do what you have to do to feed your family under the assumption that it is worth the while. it doesn’t matter that the company makes US22 for each person that they hire, but they pay each person approximately US2, the fact is that we have something that we wouldn’t have had without them. that validates the lack of ethics, doesn’t it?

    • Anonymous
      August 2, 2014

      its called ” capitalism” better get used to it

    • more real
      August 3, 2014

      well said real and makes it worst.. I have family who works down there and any little thing that you do they can termnate u under that. this place is not the best place to work but there Is no jobs so they have no choice

  3. change is a must!
    August 1, 2014

    skerrit that made them lay off ppl.anyway good to know that clear harbour is keeping their word an is the only business in da thta employing ppl and it is a foreign company.what a shame eh?alas………..
    HELP!

  4. van
    August 1, 2014

    Great news

    • d/a guy
      August 2, 2014

      great news you call that but take a good look at it on the order side now if Dominica was doing so good like the gov say its doing do you think this people would have gotten a next job and clear harbor would then have to find some of the young kids to give the jobs think of that you Dominicas that’s just to say for all this months that had no way out no jobs so thay were just there doing what only them know how thay was eating

  5. Pure Monopoly
    August 1, 2014

    We appreciate that Clear Harbor has been creating employment for persons in Dominica but doesn’t it baffle you that no other call center has been attracted or encouraged by this DLP government to set up shop here. When government allows outsourced company as much power as clear Harbor has on its employee it just continues to illuminate the dictatorship running of this country. At CH its a hire/fire, cannot talk, do you what they please cause they can and treat you like shit cause the choices of employment is soo damn limited. HOW Long; Not much longer for the dictatorship government and the monopoly called Clear Harbor. When they have competetion you’ll see how quickly they will get their act together and start treating the reps with more dignity and respect and not as if they are beggars

  6. longtong
    August 1, 2014

    Give Monelle back her Job.

  7. combos
    August 1, 2014

    ok Dominicans

    Election is back on the front burner wait for it… wait for it…. wait for it…….

  8. rasta
    August 1, 2014

    YOUNG/ People look out ELECTION TIME approaching you will hear more let me caution you this is just for a few months to secure your votes after is good by am happy that you people get a job but keep your ears and eyes open politics on the high

  9. jim bob
    August 1, 2014

    I know Dominicans are not so bright but i didn’t expect them to be that dumb, i mean this country is one of the poorest in the Caribbean, Dominica is right next to Haiti when it comes to poverty and i just cant understand how people would be applauding a government that is stagnant, i mean people cry every day in this country, don’t have and cant even afford basic needs, i just cant understand this, are the people in Dominica under some kind of spell from their government, this is unbelievable.

  10. Just saying
    August 1, 2014

    I am happy to know that the young people are employed but it seems to me that making them redundant in the first place was just so that they can re employ them at a lower rate. This I think is unfair and just another way of playing the good citizens of Dominica. Why should they be paid less than US $3 per hour when the US minimum rate is $7.25?????

  11. Mr. C
    August 1, 2014

    But to me they had announced that a new call Centre was coming after they had lay off those at clear harbor?…#Empty promises……Well done clear Harbor, you kept your word!

  12. Affa
    August 1, 2014

    Good to hear indeed. However, please consider expanding into the labor market in the south with facilities already in place by the Grandbay high school, in an area encompassing the whole of Laplaine, Delices, Grandbay, Petit Savanne, with a wealth of high school grads who would like to remain their area close to home; without having to rent a place in Roseau for instance. Thank you.

  13. Free
    August 1, 2014

    Me self my bread butter on 2 sides so they can vote labour all they want..just don’t knock on my door when all u hungry and beg for a dollar to buy bread..I stop give money to wicked ppl…

  14. Anonymous
    July 31, 2014

    do not be fooled people wat happen u let that fool u mamma

  15. Anonymous
    July 31, 2014

    Yes great news and thanks to clear harbor, but what other job opportunities are created within the country to help us young ppl and the so called unemployed. if clear harbor wasn’t there it would seem that we are doom.

  16. mahout resident
    July 31, 2014

    Clear harbor say they employ everybody they had fire but I was made redundant and up to now I’m unemployed…. I tired call and go there

  17. Mexican
    July 31, 2014

    But they did not bring back Monelle.

  18. anonymous2
    July 31, 2014

    What exactly is Clear Harbor, who owns the company and how much do they pay the employees?

  19. Mamizoo
    July 31, 2014

    Wonderful news for Dominica

  20. Fast N Furious
    July 31, 2014

    Five more years for Labour… How long? Not long.
    Labour Rule!

  21. July 31, 2014

    Half a loaf is better than none and I am glad for those who are re-employed and their families but i will not sing praises to the politicians who may want to glorify themselves because this still does not improve the sorry state of the high unemployment in Dominica.

  22. Francisco Telemaque
    July 31, 2014

    If we dig deep enough we may find that the Labor party is the bank role to pay the recall. You know, the money to pay them may be part of what they used to pay the so called rum shop interns. By the time elections are over, they will become redundant again.

    Another cheap political tactics, help provided by a company dabbling into local politics!

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • Booloon
      July 31, 2014

      U r just a negative person… booloon :oops: Did I say that :mrgreen: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

      • must talk
        August 2, 2014

        as your not negative why the gov can take people like you so for a ride think for your self that way you will see whats going on in Dominica its all about RED staying in power and its eat today tomorrow will look out for its self that’s what the RED people stand for

    • July 31, 2014

      You are a big JA you don’t want any thing good for your country. Just stay where you are ,are you a Dominican at Heart.

    • TRUE WESLEY MAN
      July 31, 2014

      You do not come to Dominica so why are you so concern.

      You are really annoying.

      Disgrace to wesley people.

    • Shame
      July 31, 2014

      You are such a negative old poop. If you are not degrading and belittling somebody you are spreading vicious innuendos. Can you say anything possitive. Are you going to keep your dental appointment?

    • Preacher
      August 1, 2014

      Why won’t you shut up if you have nothing to say
      Your comment is. Nothing but rubbish all the time

    • tell
      August 1, 2014

      Stay overseas and just run your mouth with negative comments

    • Anonymous
      August 1, 2014

      Dig, padna, dig.

    • allknowing
      August 1, 2014

      Francisco… that’s just dumb. this has nothing to do with labour. this is what happened.

      1 CH had a had time so they had to make some changes which lead to persons loseing their jobs (this is how the business world works.
      2 they made a promise to rehire those people when they can
      3 they fulfill the promise and rehire those people.

      were is the labour party in this? labour had NOTHING to do with the FIRING or HIRING of people in CH. Stop your stupidness

    • Made In Dominica
      August 1, 2014

      Why you so stupid?

    • Gary
      August 1, 2014

      Why do you throw your intelligence to the wind with such comment, it bewilders me.

  23. yep
    July 31, 2014

    Great job clear harbour at least someone in this country can,keep their word

  24. Oh Yes
    July 31, 2014

    Great news for all. Thanks Clear Harbour.

  25. FAST N FURIOUS
    July 31, 2014

    When Clear Harbor laid off some of its workers they(UWP) blame Skerrit and the government.
    Let’s hear what the Negative Ones(UWP) have to say about this news.

    • .
      July 31, 2014

      @FAST N IDIOT Skerrit has nothing to do with that. Can someone as incompetent, lazy and insultive like Skerrit create employment? The most he can do is to have you like a slave on Wednesdays gointo him in the Red Clinic for money to buy your bread and sugar.Go to school!

  26. past employee
    July 31, 2014

    Great news, always passionate about Clear Harbor cause it’s. Meaningful employment for my country young people.

  27. Doc. Love
    July 31, 2014

    I wish to thank Clear Harbor for their understanding of the unemployment situation in Dominica brought about by the DLP led by Skeritt. The management of Clear Harbor and Mr. Lennox Linton should educate the Minister responsible for Employment as to what must be done in order to get more Dominicans employed.

    • stupes
      July 31, 2014

      stupes nonsense linton doe ave his ass to his elbow wat he can educate about stupes..

  28. CH Stafff
    July 31, 2014

    Yes CH may have re-hired all the staff redundant ….kudoss to them on keep there word but i would have to say but the staff member are very unhappy considering the fact that ALL of the supervisory and managerial staff was not giveing back there same positon…………………….. CH need to start respecting and treating there Staff member right and stop focussing on but the number of employees they hire……….keep in mind the same rate they hiring the same rate they firing …..i can tell you i NO…………..

    • Anonymous
      July 31, 2014

      It’s called restructuring . Many companies nowadays are forced to take this measure take Marpin as an example.

    • hmmmm
      July 31, 2014

      alot of employees resigned;clear harbor is ridiculous

    • yea right
      July 31, 2014

      This is true. Half the amt hired are gone that’s y they need more. N they need to respect staff. Giving a supervisor n manager to do agents job is not motivating at all

    • tell
      August 1, 2014

      I happens all over the same thing happened to my brother in Florida, they give back your job but not the position held before. Thanks God they were rehired.

    • First Lady
      August 1, 2014

      Learn to spell :-?

  29. Dominique qui do
    July 31, 2014

    Patience is a virtue! Good news. for DOMINICA economy

  30. July 31, 2014

    Thanks you clear habor for helping our young people.We need more like you in Dominica.Blessings.

  31. JOBS!!!
    July 31, 2014

    We badly need of jobs in this country….so I welcome the opportunity for Dominicans to work.

    Too much begging and handouts!!!!!.

  32. Ehbeh
    July 31, 2014

    Boy my Prime Minister Good eh. I doh worry with what people say but my PM working. Those children need to show thanks by showing up at the polls and voting back thePM. I thank you.

    • Yes Fada!
      July 31, 2014

      Sigh…even decades after the abolishment of slavery, I can c that our minds still aren’t emancipated, God help us!

    • July 31, 2014

      where you listening to what the Company said when they laid off the staff back then they said they would recall the staff once things turn around so why are you giving your PM the praise for something he had nothing to do with what is wrong with you, please try to get some education in english you need it badly.

    • yea right
      July 31, 2014

      PM has nutting to do with clear harbor hiring

  33. ?
    July 31, 2014

    personal pleasure huh……

  34. Portsmouth Labourite
    July 31, 2014

    Great news for all those rehired and all those hired as part of Clear Harbour’s expansion… Thanks to the efforts of COO Brian Lambert and Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit… :wink: :wink: :wink: When it’s good let’s say it’s good and when Labour do shit let’s say it’s shit… THIS TIME IT’S GOOD… SO LET’S ALL SAY IT’S GOOD… CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL…

    • NOT SURPRISED
      August 1, 2014

      This has nothing to do with skerrit skerrit is a fool who cannot creat jobs stop being stupid pple SKERRIT HAVE NTN TO DO WITH THIS HE WISH HE DID

  35. 2Cute
    July 31, 2014

    When it good am saying it good !!!! Thats good news !

    • Anonymous
      July 31, 2014

      Yea. Good news. But how many from that number is still there. Every month, fortnight, week, employees are dropping out. Clear harbor was waaaaay better before than how it is now. U were actually making money.

      • genie
        August 1, 2014

        just be thankful that wunna got a job to go to and do it well……please!

    • yea right
      July 31, 2014

      Yea. Good news. But how many from that number is still there. Every month, fortnight, week, employees are dropping out. Clear harbor was waaaaay better before than how it is now. U were actually making money.

      • hmmmm
        July 31, 2014

        little money people getting down there now….kfc even paying more…no lie

  36. JT
    July 31, 2014

    Great News

  37. Anonymous
    July 31, 2014

    Wonderful. Congratulations Clear Harbor.

  38. real possie
    July 31, 2014

    Funny how life is rite at this time of the day the comments were over 200 already, now not one so far but thanks for rehiring everyone back, now guys work even harder than you use to before.

    • Francisco Telemaqe
      August 1, 2014

      I do not understand why Dominicans, including (perhaps) me too are so damn stupid! Thanks for what? People will forever, spit in our face, and trample on us like door mats. When someone employs another person, they are not doing the employee a favor!

      It is simply a matter of exchanging money for labor, the employer cares nothing about the employee, they pay you just that little so that you can show up for work week after week, month after month, which may possible run into years. You screw up on the job, the penalty is getting fired! You are out of there no matter how much you thank that person for paying far less than is enough to survive.

      Another thing is this, an employer only retains the most productive workers; they keep the people who they profit from the most. It is all about profit, when one is hired, you are not hired because anybody like or love you. They have work to be done, they and their relatives cannot do the job by themselves, unless it is a candy, therefore they must hire, hired help, and that’s the bottom line.

      Dominicans do not owe any body thanks for hiring them, if they: whether they get thanks from Dominicans, or not they do not care, money is what it is all about! It is the same old crap where it pertains to politicians; oh, thank Mr. So, and so, thank him for all he did. To hell with that, the politician came and bow lower than a dog, to the people begging for your votes, in order to get a job. He/she promised to do some something to the country which will help to improve the personal life’s of the people.

      We expect such people to do what they are paid to do; nobody in Dominica is suppose to thank any politician for doing their job! Baloney; our people give every little pony, cat dog, and every other insect too much power, over themselves.

      An employer only thank the worker when they are profiting off the back of that employee. I single handedly save an electronic company from bankruptcy in 1989, a Canadian company which once operated here, however, when the time came for laying off of people, my name was the first bloody name on the layoff list.

      Thank them my head!

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  39. July 31, 2014

    but they are getting half the pay now

    • Anonymous
      July 31, 2014

      Welll give them the order half

    • fatso
      July 31, 2014

      all 5 dollars is 5 dollars

    • Francisco Telemaqe
      July 31, 2014

      If I comment on that, I will be noted as a negative person, nevertheless, if they are rehired, and paid less than previously, that in itself speaks volume! So, whereas I may seem negative to some people, my theory might just be correct!

      Someone should ask why the recall, at less than they were paid previously; let us suppose the company was coerced into pretending to rehiring them, while the government foot the payroll.

      (I doh no eh, ah just insinuating eh!; ah just fishing for de truth) You know, where it pertains to Dominica, if you saw someone walking upside-down, that might be very normal you know!

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • yea right
      August 1, 2014

      Half the pay TRUE. Its best one go by Nassief n work.

    • genie
      August 1, 2014

      And at least they getting something…..be thankful, shorts man

  40. %
    July 31, 2014

    Happy for the ones who were out of work, because i can tell you this country called Dominica is a DAM HARD PLACE TO LIVE. It’s only the greedy politicians and their acolytes who are living like kings and queens. The majority of the people are poor and indigent, barely surviving under a wicked , vindictive and evil regime.
    THANKS TO CLEAR HARBOUR!
    HOW LONG?
    NOT LONG!

    • Anonymous
      July 31, 2014

      Not long. Five more years.

      • ()
        July 31, 2014

        @Anonymous That is a lie. Is 60 more years. Remember he asked you to rule till 2060, and you were clapping and giggling like a clown.

      • Amarossa
        August 1, 2014

        Sorry I tired LABOUR!!

    • Gary
      August 1, 2014

      What a morbid mind, very sad.

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