THE Labour Mobility Unit (LMU) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MFAET) has warned the general public that it has no seasonal labour recruitment agency working with it.
MFAET issued the warning when reopening the recruitment of seasonal labourers in Solomon Islands to work in Australia and New Zealand.
As has been experienced, some agent associations have scammed people by claiming to be labour recruitment agents working with LMU.
“Warning: There is no recruitment agents associated with any part of this process and there is no application fee,” MFAET said.
MFAET yesterday welcomed back applications or expressions of interest by Solomon Islanders to register for the Labour Mobility Work Ready Pool (WARP).
Applications can be submitted Online, through email or be personally delivered.
MFAET said WARP is a pool of candidates who have met all Solomon Islands Government (SIG) eligibility requirements and have passed the interviews and fitness tests.
It explained that the approved Australian Employers will recruit workers from WRAP if candidates meet their requirements.
MFAET added that the final selection of workers will be done by the employers.
MFAET has revealed that remittances from local seasonal workers in New Zealand and Australia under the LMU is more than $200 million.
These monies have boosted the national economy.
By LACHLAN EDDIE
Solomon Star, Honiara