Ten priority areas to promote employment opportunities
12:42 Thu Jul 12, 2018
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Report by: Savaira Tabua
The Employment Ministry will soon submit to cabinet ten priority areas under the National Employment Policy in an effort to promote employment opportunities.
Deputy Permanent Secretary for Employment Ministry, Vilimone Baledrokadroka says this includes job creation opportunities for young people, promote private investments to create jobs and promote access overseas employment.
Baledrokadroka believes with these priority areas, Fiji will be able to achieve less that 4% unemployment rate by 2020.
“We currently at 4.5% based on the recent census even though youth unemployment is at high on 18% but in the Draft National Employment Policy, our priority focuses on young people and is really provided that link, that important link for young people especially for those that are out of school and ensuring that what they’ve learnt in school is really the needs that are there in the labour market.”
The Ministry was allocated the sum of $16.7 million dollars for this initiative in the 2018/19 national budget.
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