5 Feb 2013

Fiji health care workers sought for UAE jobs

9:24 pm on 5 February 2013

The Fiji government is now recruiting health care workers to be sent to the United Arab Emirates.

There are more than 50 vacancies on offer for nurses, pharmacists, radiographers and physiotherapists.

The Minister for Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment, Jone Usamate, says their departure won't affect local employment in Fiji.

He says the opportunity provides jobs for qualified and experienced locals and the employment package on offer is quite lucrative, providing good money, accomodation and return airfares.

"So we've had our Ambassador in the United Arab Emirates who has identified organisations that need skilled workers and so we've advertised some of these positions here in Fiji, in the area of the health sector and the tourism sector."

Jone Usamate.

Robin Nair has been Fiji's Ambassador in Abu Dhabi since Fiji opened an Embassy there last September.