The Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations this week farewelled and presented Pre-Departure Orientation certificates to fifteen women from Tikina Vaturova of Cakaudrove.
These women will be leaving our shores tomorrow for employment opportunities in New Zealand under the Recognized Seasonal Employer Work Scheme and will be employed with Turners & Growers (T&G) NZ Limited, for a duration of 4 months, engaged in Strawberry and Blueberry picking.
Of the 15, nine are returning workers and six are selected for the first time by the employer through the National Employment Centre to participate under the scheme.
Ministry of Employment, Deputy Secretary, Vilimone Baledrokadroka urged the group to work together as a team and for them to continue to open doors through their good work.
Lanieta Lakolevu, a 19 year old and the youngest returning worker who will also be re-engaged under the scheme said that her first deployment for the period of seven months with the same employer was a worthwhile opportunity for her and her siblings.
Lakolevu thanked the Fijian Government for assisting rural Fijians in employment opportunities.