Employment

More employment opportunities anticipated for next year

A total of one thousand five hundred workers is expected to be recruited under the Seasonal Work Programme next year. The Minister for Employment, Productivity, and Industry Relations Hon. Semi Koroilavesau emphasized this while speaking during the 2016-17 Budget debate yesterday. KOROILAVESAU: “In 2017, we anticipate 500 workers in New Zealand and 1,000 workers in Australia under […]

Salote Qalubau

July 5, 2016 8:20 am

A total of one thousand five hundred workers is expected to be recruited under the Seasonal Work Programme next year.

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)

The Minister for Employment, Productivity, and Industry Relations Hon. Semi Koroilavesau emphasized this while speaking during the 2016-17 Budget debate yesterday.

KOROILAVESAU: “In 2017, we anticipate 500 workers in New Zealand and 1,000 workers in Australia under our seasonal work program. We also anticipate a forum employment opportunities in the United States of America and Canada.”

“Also, Madam speaker under the National Employment Centre the Fiji Volunteer Scheme has allocated $1.4 million to assist of the employment of the retired teachers.”

Minister Koroilavesau said creating productive workplaces and ensuring fair working conditions, creating a healthy and a safe working environment and helping Fijians find employment were components of the Fijian Government’s vision.

KOROILAVESAU: “Madam speaker, in the generation of employment the National Employment Centre has been allocated $4 million.Under this provision, the $8million is allocated to the forum employment service to support the guest work program.”

Hon. Koroilavesau’s ministry was allocated a budget of $16.3 million.

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