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Seasonal Workers

About 140 men and women turned up for the Recognised Seasonal Employment (RSE) Workers scheme fitness test at Nasese in Suva last Friday. Some came from as far as Vanua
01 Feb 2015 10:58
Seasonal Workers
Hopefuls perform a sit-up exercise during the Recognised Seasonal Employer Work Scheme at Nasese in Suva yesterday. Photo: Ana Sovaraki

About 140 men and women turned up for the Recognised Seasonal Employment (RSE) Workers scheme fitness test at Nasese in Suva last Friday.

Some came from as far as Vanua Levu, Navosa and Yasawa looking for a chance to work in New Zealand.

The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Jioji Konrote, said the participants attended a basic fitness test.

“It’s a three-event physical performance test used to assess endurance which included push-ups, sit-up, and a timed two mile run,” Mr Konrote said.

He said the training was used to measure physical strengths, abilities, and cardio-respiratory fitness.

“The 30 Fijians would be picked from those who passed the generic and specific criteria in a barrel draw on Monday (tomorrow).

“Those who are not picked will await the next recruitment by the New Zealand employers,” Mr Konrote said.

Meanwhile, Asenaca Raisame from Naseakula, Labasa, Vanua Levu, said going to New Zealand would be an opportunity to provide a better life for her five young children.

The workers will be based in Marlborough, Nelson and Hawkes Bay in New Zealand for a period of seven months.

Feedback: ana.sovaraki@fijisun.com.fj

 




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