Labor Department
Regulator of Employment Act
Your employment agency

Vanuatu Government

  • Welcome!

    Welcome to the Vanuatu Department of Labour
    and Employment Services website. We strive to make
    Vanuatu a safe and healthy place to live and work.
    Through its various units, the Labour Department
    attempts to reach out its services in addressing the
    livelihood of all citizens of the country, from remote
    settlements to urban areas, their safety in workplace,
    working wages and occupational health
    and safety practices for workers who are engaged in
    any form of employment.

  • Current areas of work

    In response to Vanuatu’s social and economic needs and corresponding with the Priorities and Action Agenda, the ILO, in consultation with tripartite constituents, developed a Decent Work Country Programme (2009-12). The priorities of the programme are: Labour legislation reform and application of International Labour Standards, Promotion of decent employment opportunities, particularly for young women and men, and inclusive of persons with disabilities, Capacity building of tripartite partners and improvement of social dialogue, Increasing social protection. The International Labour Organization’s members in Asia and the Pacific - governments, employers’ and workers’organizations - have committed themselves to an “Asia-Pacific Decent Work Decade 2006-2015”. In doing so they reaffirmed their commitment to achieving full, productive and decent employment for their people. To help realize the aims of the Decade five regional priority areas were selected: Competiveness, productivity and jobs, Labour market governance., Youth employment, Managing labour migration, Local development for poverty reduction.
  • We are here to help you!

    Employment Services Vanuatu – 678 33135
    Labour District Office – 678 23233
    Head Quarter – 678 33130/22610

  • RSE Impacting Lives

    New business opportunities have been generated from the RSE scheme. On Ambrym, investment in bovine livestock production and expanding cattle grazing has been a priority for at least six of my participants.
    11 Jun, 2PM
  • Worker/Employee Relationships

    Central Otago-based company, Seasonal Solutions Co-operative Ltd (SSCO), recruits workers in Port Vila. Once in New Zealand, SSCO places workers with growers/contractors for the duration of the season.
    12 Jun, 1PM
  • Good earning, better live

    RSE workers from Ambrym have used their earnings to construct permanent homes intended to withstand cyclones and volcanic eruptions — two natural disasters that Vanuatu is susceptible to.
    20 Jun, 4:30PM
  • Work Ready

    Work Ready Vanuatu is a top provider of Pacific seasonal workers from Vanuatu for New Zealand and Australian orchards, pack houses and Vineyards. Work Ready Vanuatu has an excellent reputation within both the Australian SWP and New Zealand RSE schemes.
    28 Jun, 11AM
  • Dream project

    John Doe will talk about how he got one of the most prestigious projects.
    6 Jul, 9AM
  • Managing employees

    Leading a team is the biggest challenge for any executive, says Sally Logan.
    10 Jul, 11AM
  • Time management

    Nathan Epworth will show you how to best handle those 24 hours.
    13 Jul, 9AM
  • Balance responsibilites

    With power comes responsibility. Phil Great gets your feet to the ground.
    21 Jul, 3PM