Commissioner of Personnel and Economic Affairs Maria Buncamper-Molanus is urging St. Maarten’s academics abroad to upload their resume to the website of the Economic Affairs Department at www.stmaarteneconomy.com
"In our continuing effort to assist our best and brightest in securing employment on St. Maarten and within government structure, it is vital that students themselves make contact with government through every available medium," the Commissioner said.
The Commissioner explained that on the website there is a "Job Opportunities" link that will direct them to two pages, one to view job openings and upload their resume and also forward them to www.diraz.an the website of the Directorate of Labor Affairs of the Netherlands Antilles.
"Besides government service, when the resumes are uploaded it will also allow us to forward these to organizations like the Chamber of Commerce and the SHTA which will assist in placing students in vacant positions," she said.
The Commissioner has been active on various fronts in trying to attract young St. Maarteners back home and into government service. She led a successful recruiting trip to the Netherlands last year and has recently encouraged much younger St. Maarten students to register for work experience through government’s summer job program.
"We need to avoid the brain drain syndrome on St.Maarten where our academics decide to just stay away from St. Maarten. We need them here at home and especially with us on our way to country St. Maarten," Buncamper-Molanus said.