Employment Opportunities

Many employment opportunities will be available to the Grand Bahama community throughout each of the three phases of the project. The phases are as follows: 1) pre-construction, 2) construction, and 3) operations. In addition, employment at the new port, in all three stages, will be carried out through four key methods:

  1. Direct Employment
  2. Contractors and Subcontractors
  3. Employment with food and beverages operators at the port
  4. Employment with shore excursion operators


The opportunities that will become available during the pre-construction phase of the project include, but are not limited to:

  • Road Construction
  • Limited Land Clearing Work 
  • Maritime and Landside Engineering
  • Utilities 
  • Landscaping
  • Ground and Civil Works onsite
  • Administration


The construction period will require qualified individuals to fill roles in the areas listed below:

  • Landside Project Management, Supervisors & Foreman
  • Electricians/ Technicians
  • Plumbers
  • Piers and Docks: Concrete Finishers, Certified Welders & Deckhands
  • General Road Work Construction Personnel
  • Finish/Rough Carpenters
  • Masons
  • General Construction Personnel
  • Equipment Operators
  • HVAC Technicians
  • Painters
  • Plasterers
  • Welders
  • Ironworkers
  • Roofers 


During the operational phase once construction has been completed and we have ship arrivals to the port, opportunities for employment will be divided into three main types:

  1. Employment by the Port : Directly or through subcontractors

    • Accounting/Finance
    • Recreation
    • Health, Environment, Safety, and Sustainability
    • Security, Maintenance, and IT
    • Administrative Management
    • Lifeguarding
  2. Retail and Food & Beverage Employment: Individuals will be employed by businesses or individuals who have secured leasing contracts at the port 

  3. Shore Excursions and Ground Transportation (such as taxis, car rentals, etc.) Employment: Individuals will be employed by businesses or individuals who have secured Shore Excursion agreements with the cruise lines.  They can also find employment by business or associations relating to ground transportation.


Employment opportunities during the operations phase will only be available once construction is completed and the port is open. 



Estimated Employment Projections Generated by Project

Approximations with regard to available jobs are as follows:

Pre-Construction: The one-year period from today until all permits are received and construction is initiated. Between 25 and 100 jobs will be available, gradually increasing toward the end of the period.

Construction: The two-year period during which the destination will be built. Up to 1,000 individuals will be employed during the various stages of this process.

Operations: The period after the destination has opened to the public. Employment during this phase will be divided into three areas:

  1. Employment directly by the port – either directly or through subcontractors: Up to 300 employees
  2. Retail and Food & Beverage Operations: Up to 500 employees
  3. Shore Excursions: Up to 500 employees