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50 percent of Fiji workers unemployed: ILO
05:14 am GMT+12, 10/08/2020, Fiji

By Nacanieli Tuilevuka

50 per cent of the workforce in Fiji have lost their jobs due to the negative economic impact of coronavirus, according to a recent study by the International Labour Organisation.
 
Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat senior economic adviser Denton Rarawa told an online workshop the loss of jobs was seen across the region, with women the worst affected.
 
He said many who are still eployed are on reduced hours and on half pay.
 
Rarawa said travel restrictions are not only affecting the economy, but are also having an impact on the availability of technical experts, who are involved in major projects around the region.
 
He said these projects are a critical source of employment for people but the non-availability of experts means delays in the implementation of the projects.


SOURCE: FIJI LIVE/PACNEWS


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