SOLOMON Islands very own tuna exporter Soltuna will this month employ an additional 200 workers to strengthen its activities in the local tuna industry.
This was revealed to the media by the company’s Human Resource Manager Cain Kaieti during a press meeting with members of the local media, at the Noro base last week.
“We are just about to recruit another 200 people. Next week (this week), we will be receiving about 160 of them.
“They just need to go through the formal formalities of being employed before they proceed on to work,” Mr Kaieti said.
According to the Human Resource Manager, the total number of Soltuna employees now stands at 1, 800 and the additional 200 will see an increase of the workers to 2000.
“These are mostly local Solomon Islanders, from Anuta in the east, to Shortland Islands in the far western end of the country”.
“We are currently working with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to train our workers on how to manage their own finance and other monetary related trainings,” Mr Kaieti said.
He explained that, most of the new intakes will be stationed at the production section of the company’s factory.
Mr Kaieti comfortably stated that, about 62% of females were provided with permanent employment, bringing the company a record in history as the largest to have employed females in the Solomon Islands.
By RONALD TOITO’ONA