MINISTER for Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Jone Usamate reminded retirees that there are opportunities in line with government policies to benefit all levels and sections of the community they can still involve themselves in.
Mr Usamate, who spoke at the one-day Retirement Information Exposition held at Nakasi on Saturday, said the opportunities for retirees were endless.
"You can work part time. You can start your own business. You can get involved in community work — the opportunities are endless," he said. He commended the expo which was hosted by Westpac Banking Corportation and the Public Service Commission. Mr Usamate said retirees had opportunities with the Fiji Volunteer Service scheme, as well as other organisations that would be able to provide advice and assistance on investment and savings opportunities for work after retirement, voluntary work and keeping healthy upon retirement.
"The Fiji Volunteer Service after its launch in March has sent 12 retiree teachers to the Republic of Marshall Islands for two years. Those who have a wealth of institutional knowledge can still contribute positively towards social and economic programs that will benefit all Fijians," he said.
The retirement age of a public servant is 55.