NZ govt to recruit second batch of Fijian carpenters for Christchurch
The team of officials from the New Zealand Government will arrive this week to recruit the second batch of Fijian carpenters for the Christchurch rebuilding efforts. The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Semi Koroilavesau highlighted that this development reflected the success of the work carried out by the first batch of carpenters. “I wish to laud the government of New Zealand through its Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the Canterbury Pacific Trust for their co-ordination and support of the programme,” Mr Koroilavesau said. “Thank you for having confidence in our people and for realising their potential and skills which is paramount to the objectives of our employmentcreation reform which has contributed significantly to the betterment of each and every worker, their families and Fiji as a whole.” The Minister also expressed his appreciation to the first batch of carpenters for their good work ethics and dedication. He highlighted that the standard that was set by the first batch has given ‘green light’ to the employers and the New Zealand government for more recruitment.
“That is the type of retort that the Fijian Government would like to receive from other Fijian workers recruited for overseas employment through government to government bilateral agreements between Fiji, New Zealand and Australia,” the Minister added. The New Zealand team will be in the country for a week to conduct assessments and meeting with relevant agencies for this recruitment. Source: DEPTFO News