Tuvalu PM Seeks More Sectors Of Employment Open To Seasonal Workers

Sopoaga visits New Zealand for Recognised Seasonal Employer conference

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, July 7, 2017) – Tuvalu's prime minister said he would like to see the sectors of employment available to his people in New Zealand expanded.

Enele Sopoaga is in New Zealand for a Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme conference in Blenheim.

Tuvalu currently provides 81 seasonal workers to New Zealand's horticulture and viticulture sectors.

Mr Sopoaga said he would like this to change with more opportunity for skilled workers.

He said Tuvalu has skilled workers whose experience New Zealand industry is looking for.

"I know there are New Zealand companies that need additional hands of seafarers, qualified well-trained seamen. That we can provide."

"Maybe also an extension of the scheme to other sectors as well - construction, building in New Zealand. We do have good and capable young workers in that area as well."

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