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Shayal Devi
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

OF the 30,000 people registered at the National Employment Centre, slightly more than 1000 are degree holders and 11,000 have some form of tertiary qualification.

Labour Minister Jone Usamate told Australia Pacific Technical College graduates at Novotel Nadi on Friday, the figures were obtained during the last count at the centre.

"Over the past few years, we have had a bit of a crisis in Fiji as people had difficulty finding jobs, especially those who just graduated from university," he said.

"Our National Employment Centre staff members are doing an analysis as to who among those registered with the centre are still unemployed.

"We have seen the number of job opportunities increasing and this is good news for our students in university and those who have graduated as well."

The minister said the Fiji National Provident Fund had also noted that more people were creating new accounts, meaning they've been employed, than those leaving the fund.

"We have noted a positive economic growth over the past years and we are forecasting positive growth for another two years."

Mr Usamate said Fiji was in need of skilled workers and that training was critical for people to get employed.

"I believe that's why you have chosen to go into this training field so that you can improve your employment prospects."








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