We are registered with the Ministry of Labour in Jamaica to operate as a recruiting organization, bringing international employers and job seekers together.
Located in Kingston, Jamaica, Jobseekers International Placement Agency (JIPA) brings a fresh and innovative approach to international recruitment programs .
JIPA started as the brain child of our Managing Director, Pheona Wilson, who in 2003 had difficulties in finding a job. In an effort to move back in the employment line, a decision to assist unemployed individuals in finding jobs locally was made, hence creating a job and the eventual birth of Jobseekers Employment Agency (JEA).
The success at local employment resulted in recommendations by satisfied employers to other employers and in 2004, JEA was requested by Auto Body Works & Paint Ltd., an employer in Grand Cayman, to provide two experienced and qualified auto-mechanics. This venture was an astounding success and brought for JEA its first taste at international job placement. Though the number was only two, the appreciation and gratitude expressed by the applicants and employer was overwhelming and encouraged JEA to explore further. In 2007, Jobseekers International Placement Agency (JIPA) was officially established.
Since then we have worked with Universities and Colleges locally, offering the J1 programs to students and graduates. We have formed alliances and partnerships with international recruiters and sponsors who have worked with us, allowing us to offer reliable and efficient service to our applicants.
Our goal is to always exceed the expectations of our applicants by offering a customer friendly environment, increased flexibility, a personal touch with superb customer service, to ensure that they always get value for their money from a system that functions effectively.
Our services have been extended to institutions outside our shores. We are happy to be able to present these opportunities to institutions in other islands such as Grenada, Barbados, Panama, St. Lucia, Antigua, St. Vincent and Costa Rica. Having their students share in the whelm of benefit that these programs have to offer.