Employment

11 workers depart for seasonal employment

The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Honourable Jone Usamate yesterday farewelled an additional 11 workers bound for Australia and New Zealand for overseas employment opportunities. The first group of three employees will be returning to Australia to be employed once again for Treeminders as seasonal workers for six months. The Minister commended the […]

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September 26, 2016 9:52 am

The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Honourable Jone Usamate yesterday farewelled an additional 11 workers bound for Australia and New Zealand for overseas employment opportunities.

Employment Minister Hon Jone Usamate with the 11 Workers bound for Australia & NZ.
Employment Minister Hon Jone Usamate with the 11 Workers bound for Australia & NZ.

The first group of three employees will be returning to Australia to be employed once again for Treeminders as seasonal workers for six months.

The Minister commended the employees for their attitude, performance and high productivity which prompted the employer to request for their return.

A group of eight carpenters who also departed today will travel to New Zealand. This is the second group of carpenters sent to assist in rebuilding Christchurch that was severely affected by an earthquake that struck in 2011.
They will be employed by TRADESTAFF and ADECCO, Pacific Trust Canterbury and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment for one year.

Minister Usamate highlighted that this was a learning season and with the skills mastered these workers had the potential to lead. Therefore it was up to them to make this an objective to improve the welfare of their families and communities.

USAMATE: “I wish to reiterate the Fijian Government’s expectations that for anyone selected for employment in overseas seasonal work must do their best as their performance will open up doors for other potential workers here in Fiji…Remain focused on your purpose and work within your visa conditions. Remember that under your visa terms and conditions, you are not allowed to leave and join another employer”

Isimeli Koroi of Naqali Naitasiri and Asaeli Dokonivalu of Vunisei, Kadavu acknowledged the Fijian Government through the Ministry of Employment, Productivity & Industrial Relations for giving them the golden opportunity to work abroad and learn new skills to assist with their respective families and communities.

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