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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Jobs and growth public policy

About jobs and growth public policy

This policy area ensures that Islanders benefit from a strong economy and rewarding job opportunities. 

Jersey depends on a sustainable and vibrant economy, underpinned by a skilled local workforce to serve it. Businesses in Jersey provide job opportunities and put money back into the local economy. It also creates wealth that sustains vital public services.

Jersey’s economic position is strong, but if the Island is to continue to enjoy one of the highest living standards in Europe, it must adapt. Global challenges include changes to regulation, the climate crisis and the technology revolution. Local challenges include an aging population, skills shortage and increasing cost of living.

Key issues: 

  • balancing the needs of the economy, environment and community
  • managing future population growth
  • migration controls 
  • labour market 
  • evidence and data on future jobs and skills 
  • supporting sectors such as finance, technology, tourism, aviation, retail, agriculture, fisheries and construction
  • high value residency

The lead ministers for jobs and growth are Lydon Farnham (Chief Minister), Kirsten Morel (Minister for Sustainable Economic Development) and Carolyn Labey (Minister for International Development)​.

External relations

Strategies and policies

​Strategies and policies
Ministerial plan (page 17)
​Ministerial Plans set out a minister’s priorities in terms of projects, programmes and legislation.
Delivery Plans 2023 Chief Minister.pdf (

Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture – Delivery Plan

International Development – Delivery Plan

​Delivery Plans set out the activities that government departments will undertake to deliver on the minister’s priorities.

Skills Jersey

Skills Strategy (2017 to 2022)

Skills Jersey's vision is for: "A confident, motivated and skilled society for Jersey". To work towards this goal, its mission is to ensure that local people of all ages to have the ability to choose and achieve positive career, life and learning goals, aligning with the needs of the island, in collaboration with industry.

Digital Policy Framework

Sets out six core long-term objectives for the future of digital policy-making in Jersey.

Telecoms Strategy

A major independent review which made several recommendations on the policy approach to the telecoms sector in Jersey over the coming years. 

Cyber Security Strategy

Ensures Jersey remains a safe place to live and do business online. 

International Trade Architecture

A pillar of the Trade and Investment Framework, this strategy sets out how we can facilitate further trade opportunities through the UK's own trade agenda.

Moving to Jersey: Customs and Immigration

Key information about moving to Jersey.


Common Population Policy P116/21

The common population policy of the 2021 Council of Ministers which has the overarching aim: "to progressively reduce Jersey's reliance on net inward migration within the currently agreed Common Strategic Policy".

Relevant laws

Control of Housing and Work (Jersey) Law 2012

Control of Housing and Work (Exemptions) (Jersey) Order 2013

Control of Housing and Work (Residential and Employment Status) (Jersey) Regulations 2013

Historic strategies and policies

Tourism in Jersey report (2012)

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