New job scheme to benefit unemployed Fijians

Newly launched ‘Stronger Together Job Support Scheme’ is targeted to provide Fijians with employment opportunities under an approved set of employers that are currently recruiting.

Officiating the launch, Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum said: “essentially the government has undertaken to pay $2.68 an hour which is the minimum wage for any new position created by any of the employers approved by the Ministry of Economy and FRCS.”

“The process is very simple, apply through the Ministry of the Economy and the ministry vets the application and we will work together with the Fiji Revenue and Customs Services (FRCS),” Sayed-Khaiyum said.

Sayed-Khaiyum strongly advised against double dipping which means that Micro Small and Medium Enterprises’ recipients cannot apply for this new initiative.

Also present at Suvavou house, FRCS Board Chair Fay Yee said they are delighted to facilitate the newly launched initiative.

“FRCS will work closely and quickly with all related parties to ensure the enabled benefits of this initiative, an objective of incentivising employers’ to create employment for Fijians is successfully met,” Lee said.

The FRCS team will be disseminating the comprehensive guideline of the scheme through various forms and employers are encouraged to contact or visit the office around the country.

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