Employment

251 workers sent to Australia and New Zealand for seasonal work

The Fijian Government this year has sent a total of 251 workers under the seasonal work scheme and programme both for Australia and New Zealand compared to the total of 183 recorded last year (2015). Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Hon. Jone Usamate highlighted that these are the workers that were recruited and […]

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November 21, 2016 6:35 am

The Fijian Government this year has sent a total of 251 workers under the seasonal work scheme and programme both for Australia and New Zealand compared to the total of 183 recorded last year (2015).

Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Hon. Jone Usamate highlighted that these are the workers that were recruited and selected as pilot workers under the new Tikina based recruitment and selection criteria.

“Of these, a total of 182 were deployed for New Zealand under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) Work Scheme whilst 69 were for Australia under the Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP),” Hon. Usamate said.

“This figure is expected to increase before the end of the year as the season for seasonal work has now commenced for both countries,” he added.

From 2015 to date, the Ministry has sent a total of 434 workers for seasonal work and 19 workers for non-seasonal work compared to 14 in 2015.

From 2014 to date, a total of 57 workers were deployed for non-seasonal work in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Seychelles and the United Arab Emirates respectively.

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