Employment

15 from Tikina Udu registered for overseas seasonal work oppotunities

A team total of fifteen unemployed clients from Tikina Udu, Vanua Levu have registered for seasonal work overseas opportunities. Tikina representative, Maikeli Sawaqa said this was a good opportunity for the members of the community who greatly appreciated the assistance in terms of choosing Udu as one of the isolated rural settings for recruitment. SAWAQA: “We’re […]

Salote Qalubau

August 11, 2016 12:50 pm

A team total of fifteen unemployed clients from Tikina Udu, Vanua Levu have registered for seasonal work overseas opportunities.

Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Hon. Semi Koroilavesau at the public consultation at Labasa Civic Center on Monday. (DEPTFO)
Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Hon. Semi Koroilavesau at the public consultation at Labasa Civic Center on Monday. (DEPTFO)

Tikina representative, Maikeli Sawaqa said this was a good opportunity for the members of the community who greatly appreciated the assistance in terms of choosing Udu as one of the isolated rural settings for recruitment.

SAWAQA: “We’re appreciative to the Government for this worthy cause and for bringing us hope.”

Minister for Employment, Productivity, and Industrial Relations Hon. Semi Koroilavesau highlighted the Fijian Government’s intention for recruiting unemployed persons from isolated rural areas and the maritime communities to alleviate poverty.

KOROILAVESAU: “The flow in rural effect will add value to rural development through economic activity and enhance agricultural innovation.”

The Minister added that seasonal work requires people who are dedicated with a positive attitude and a clear focus.

The Ministerial Team held registrations in Nadogo and Cakaudrove yesterday.

The roadshow team will also meet with workers, employers and members of the community in Savusavu today.

The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Hon. Semi Koroilavesau and his ministerial team commenced the Northern Roadshow with members of the public at the Labasa Civic Centre at the beginning of this week.

Members of the public at the Ministry of Employment consultation at Labasa Civic Center. (DEPTFO)
Members of the public at the Ministry of Employment consultation at Labasa Civic Center. (DEPTFO)

Minister Koroilavesau highlighted that the Government has a different perspective of taking its services to the people and that was the main purpose of his weeklong visit to the Northern division.

KOROILAVESAU: “We as civil servants are here to serve you.”

He also added that one of the main objectives of their visit was to create employment and to assist isolated rural dwellers for overseas seasonal work employment opportunities.

The Minister stressed the importance of gaining work experience as overseas employers require skilled workers along with education qualifications.

He addressed all queries raised relating to the terms and conditions of employment and requirements under the seasonal work scheme and programme.

He also met with community members of Vunikodi, Nabouono and Nukudamu at Vunikodi village yesterday and will be at Nukusa and nearby villages at Udu Point this afternoon.

The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Hon. Semi Koroilavesau and his team officials will hold a week-long public consultation in the Northern Division from today to the 16th of August.

The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Hon. Semi Koroilavesau (Peni Shute/Newswire)
The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Hon. Semi Koroilavesau (Peni Shute/Newswire)

Minister Koroilavesau said the purpose of these consultations is to meet with workers, employers, and the public, to discuss employment issues that affect them.

KOROILAVESAU: “I will also be promoting employment opportunities for overseas seasonal work and this is to reinforce Government’s recruitment focus from isolated rural and maritime communities to address the effects of Tropical Cyclone Winston.”

The Minister added that this public event is in line with Government’s commitment to an open door policy and the importance in effectively and efficiently delivering its services to the people.

KOROILAVESAU: “I would like to encourage members of the public to fully utilize this opportunity and come forward to meet my Ministerial team on any issues relating to their employment matters or on employment opportunities for overseas seasonal work.”

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