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9314 Applicants Recurited By Poll Office So Far

The recruitment drive started on July 28 and is scheduled to end on August 27, 2017 at major town centres around the country. The Fijian Elections Office has recruited 9314
26 Aug 2017 11:00
9314 Applicants Recurited By Poll Office So Far
Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem.

The recruitment drive started on July 28 and is scheduled to end on August 27, 2017 at major town centres around the country.

The Fijian Elections Office has recruited 9314 applicants from its recruitment drive as of Thursday.

This was confirmed at a press conference in Suva yesterday by the Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem.

The recruitment drive started on July 28 and is scheduled to end on August 27 at major town centres around the country.

Mr Saneem said the Elections Office had earlier advertised the recruitment applications of up to 17,000 Fijians.

“17,000 applications would allow us sufficient opportunity to conduct a very rigorous, merit based selection process to identify the best candidates to work at the polling stations around the country”, he said

“We have worked out based on the current number of polling stations, which is 2149, that the FEO will actually need around 10,102 Election Officials and 12,522 are what we are looking for.

“We have not yet started the recruitment drive in the Eastern Division which will take place in Tavuki, Kadavu and in Levuka in September,

“We still have positions available for around 1000 people in the Western Division and around 400 people in the Northern Division, which we hope will be filled tomorrow and Sunday during the opening hours of the recruitment drive”.

Recruitment training

Meanwhile, the training for election officials who have sat the test will start next week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Training will be conducted during the morning, afternoon or evening sessions on these days.

The training venues are as follows: Patel Samaj Hall, Suva; Nasinu Town Council Hall; Catholic Parish Hall, Nausori; Red Cross Hall, Lautoka and the Friendly North Inn Conference Hall, Labasa.

Attending the training comes with an allowance of $45, which includes Fiji National Provident Fund and other taxes to be deducted before the applicants get their net pay.

Edited by Mohammed Ali

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