Employment

Koro Islanders off to NZ under work scheme

Ten workers from Koro Island yesterday received their pre-departure orientation and Life Skills Training certificates from the Minister for Employment, Hon. Jone Usamate for deployment under the New Zealand Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) Work Scheme. Minister Usamate highlighted that these ten workers would be employed with Provine Limited as seasonal horticultural workers. “These workers are […]

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October 26, 2016 9:29 am

Ten workers from Koro Island yesterday received their pre-departure orientation and Life Skills Training certificates from the Minister for Employment, Hon. Jone Usamate for deployment under the New Zealand Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) Work Scheme.

The 10 workers from Koro Island ready  for deployment under the New Zealand Recognised Seasonal Employer Work Scheme.
The 10 workers from Koro Island ready for deployment under the New Zealand Recognised Seasonal Employer Work Scheme.

Minister Usamate highlighted that these ten workers would be employed with Provine Limited as seasonal horticultural workers.

“These workers are the first ever group from Fiji to join this company Provine Limited,” Minister Usamate said.

In farewelling the workers, he reminded them to maintain their focus, grasp as much as they can and save money for their family back here in Fiji.

“Your tireless efforts, commitment and hard work will encourage more RSE employers to consider recruitment from Fiji as a source of the excellent labour force for seasonal work in the future.”

“I trust that you will all be returning workers in the future to lead and empower other Fijian groups from your Tikina and other Tikinas in Fiji.”

Minister Usamate acknowledged the employer Mr Kenneth Prouting for his trust and faith in our people following the engagement of these ten workers from Koro Island.

“Also my sincere appreciation to the ‘vanua’ of Koro for their commitment and dedication towards the new Tikina based recruitment and selection criteria,” he added.

The Minister lauded the efforts, dedication and teamwork of Fijian workers who have successfully participated in the RSE work scheme last year and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, New Zealand for their tireless coordination for seasonal work employment opportunities of Fijians under the RSE work scheme.

He also reminded the workers of their visa conditions and wished them the very best in their deployment.

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