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Favourable labour market

Filipe Naigulevu
Saturday, November 04, 2017

FIJI's labour market outlook remains firm given the expansionary policies in the 2017/2018 National Budget and the upcoming National Elections next year.

This, according Reserve Bank of Fiji's quarterly review for September this year, are expected to boost recruitment for temporary positions.

The central bank noted favourable labour market conditions continued as indicated by the RBF's Job Advertisement Survey.

The survey is based on both The Fiji Times and Fiji Sun advertised positions.

In the year to September, RBF indicated that the number of jobs advertised rose annually by 10.0 per cent.

This is an increase when compared to the 4.6 per cent decline in the same period last year.

Higher recruitment intentions were noted in the wholesale and retail trade; restaurants and hotels; community, social and personal services; mining and quarrying and electricity and water sectors.

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