1. ITV Report

150 new work permits for seasonal hospitality staff in Jersey

The hospitality has been struggling to recruit staff in recent years. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Seasonal staff from outside Europe could get a new permit to work in Jersey's hospitality industry.

Many hospitality businesses have struggled with recruitment in recent years.

The government wants to encourage staff from outside the European Economic Area to come to the island for short stints.

The permits allow staff to work in the island for up to nine months before having to leave the island for at least three months.

In light of these challenges, I am satisfied that it is necessary to make 150 work permits available in order to make sure that hospitality businesses can employ sufficient staff over the coming season.

– ConnĂ©table Len Norman, Jersey's Minister for Home Affairs

The scheme will initially be launched for a two-year trial period.