Come Down And Be Part Of The First National Job Fair This Week

  The first National Job Fair is this week from Wednesday to Thursday at the FMF Na­tional Gymnasium, in Suva. The event is organised by the Ministry of Employment, National
25 Apr 2019 14:16
Come Down And Be Part Of The First National Job Fair This Week
The Fiji Airways booth at the inaugural Job Fair at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva on April 24, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar


The first National Job Fair is this week from Wednesday to Thursday at the FMF Na­tional Gymnasium, in Suva.

The event is organised by the Ministry of Employment, National Employment Centre and the Fiji Higher Education Commission.

Ministry of Employment, Pro­ductivity and Industrial Relations deputy secretary Viliame Balei­drokadroka said this National Job Fair promotes the hiring and ca­reer development of all individuals regardless of qualifications.


Companies participating in the National Job Fair have also been urged to meet the requirements set by the event organisers.

Event coordinator Karen Fong said it was crucial that all compa­nies participating at the National Job Fair needed to engage with peo­ple at the two days event.

“Employers need to meet them, talk and interview them.

“Employers need to provide infor­mation, inspire and empower those that are coming to the Fair,” Ms Fong said.

She said: “Those who wanting to attend the two day fair need to bring a copy of their updated Cur­riculum Vitae.

“Because we want to ensure that everybody that comes goes back with something, some added val­ue.”


The organisers are encouraging everyone to attend the National Job Fair and to take advantage of this opportunity.

Over 30 organisations and educa­tion providers will be setting up booths to meet with prospective employees.

There is free admission to every­one that is coming, free WIFI will be provided by Telecom Fiji Lim­ited and Ministry of Health free medical check will also be avail­able.

And it opens from 8 am to 5pm.

Objective of the National Job Fair

The main objective of this first ever National Job Fair is to pri­marily create opportunities for all Fijians.

In particular, young people (be­tween the ages of 18-35 years), so that they are informed of clear pathways from education to pro­ductive employment together with other opportunities that are avail­able.

Jack’s of Fiji

What makes your organisation dif­ferent from the hiring companies that will be present during the Na­tional Job Fair?

Jack’s Group of Companies as­sistant human resource manager Vani Varasikete said: “Jack’s of Fiji celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year.

“The Company has diversified its operations from a single Handicraft store to 52 shops, 7 fully fledged Res­taurants, Farm, Spa and Construc­tion with specialised trades such as Glass and Aluminum Joinery, Timber Joinery and shop fitting, stainless steel & structural fabrica­tion, commercial and domestic air conditioning, electrical contrac­tors, painting, equipment hire and automotive mechanical.

“We as an organisation can help employees improve on their skill levels, only if you have they have the desire to grow.”

She said employees would always have a second option to try some­thing new if one does not suit them.

What traits or skills are you looking for in a potential candidate?

Ms Varasikete said: “We are look­ing for those that put in the extra effort in their work and those who can share their ideas into how we can continue to improve in our op­erations.”

She said for their Retail & Res­taurants operations it is very cus­tomer service oriented and they need employees who are passionate about it.

“Being able to put a smile on the customer’s face after interaction is the basic essence of good customer service.”

She said: “For Retail we will be looking out for Customer Service Associates, Store Supervisors, Stock Auditors and Store Manag­ers.

For Restaurants she said they will be on the lookout for Restaurant Managers, Chef de Cuisine, Pastry Chefs, Sous Chefs, Chef de Partie, Demi Chefs, Commis Chefs, Ser­vice Supervisors, Servers, Bartend­ers, Stewards

“Within our Construction indus­try however, we are looking for can­didates who are interested in mak­ing a career in this industry.

“We have various major projects underway and a lot more lined up.

“The search for skilled workers is always on the lookout,” she said.

“For those that do not have any trade or experience and are inter­ested, we have a wealth of experi­ence to mold new entrants to be­come a mark in the construction industry.”

National Job Fair

Ms Varasikete said: “The National Job Fair will enable us to inter­act with potential candidates and share experiences with our long serving staff members who have made a career at Jack’s of Fiji.

Adding they have a lot to offer their business depends on our peo­ple.

See you there at the Jack’s Group of Companies booth!



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