Update: 8:22PM POTENTIAL job opportunities have emerged in the United Arab Emirates for Fijians across a number of sectors.
Minister for Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Jone Usamate said they were working closely with Fijis envoy to the UAE Robin Nair to secure jobs for Fijians in his negotiations with potential employers in the there.
At a press conference today, he said the first three employment markets targeted there included the security, tourism and health care sectors.
We intend to exploit Fijian workers' strengths in these areas which we are internationally renowned for. However, other sectors such as retail trades, call centre and seafarers are also under consideration since 80 per cent of UAEs populations are foreign workers servicing lucrative international businesses with demand for good communication English is an asset, Mr Usamate said.