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Provinces Visited For Tikina Recruitment

Officials from the Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations have visited twelve (12) provinces around the country. This was to create awareness on the revised recruitment and selection criteria
14 Oct 2016 11:00
Provinces Visited For Tikina Recruitment
From left: Permanent Secretary for iTaukei Affairs, Naipote Katonitabua, Reverend Sakiusa Vaka with newly appointed Roko Tui Lau Ratu Paula Deivuna, Methodist Church president Reverend Tevita Nawadra and Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, Jone Usumate. Photo: DEPTFO News

Officials from the Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations have visited twelve (12) provinces around the country.

This was to create awareness on the revised recruitment and selection criteria for seasonal work employment opportunities for Australia and New Zealand.

Both countries recruit under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) Work Scheme and the Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP).

This was revealed by the Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate during his presentation at the Lau Provincial Council meeting on Wednesday.

The Minister highlighted that they have visited the provinces of Lau, Ba, Ra, Tailevu, Kadavu, Lomaiviti, Vanua Levu, Nadroga/Navosa, Namosi, Serua, Rotuma and Rewa (Beqa).

“The change in the recruitment and selection criteria will result in an increase of the recruitment of high performing workers who are more focused, with more experience in agricultural farming,” Mr Usamate said.

He said upon the endorsement of the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, the rationale for change in the recruitment and selection criteria were now based on ‘vanua’ recruitment from the rural isolated areas.

Mr Usamate will also be visiting maritime islands outside Vanua Levu from October 17 to 22.

Source: DEPTFO News

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