Application for Labour Mobility Program to Open Soon


Online Application for those interested to work under the Labour Mobility Unit (LMU) Work Ready Pool will open from the 27th of February to the 10th of March 2023.

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Collin Beck confirmed this to local media today.

Applications for this round of recruitment will be done digitally through email and online submissions.

Information for Manual application submissions will be provided once a venue is confirmed to receive manual submission.

Permanant Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade Collin Beck

However, the Ministry is encouraging the public to submit digitally to avoid crowds and queues.

“We have learnt some lessons since we opened applications in 2021 and had nearly 8,000 applicants. When we used the manual approach, it took us almost two years to just interview applicants, process and data applications, and at the same time mobilize workers.”

So, this round of recruitment we are asking everyone to do online submissions to allow information on applications to go directly to our database,” Mr Beck said.

Mr. Beck also confirmed that the Labor Mobility Unit will be doing provincial visits in this recruitment to receive manual submissions from underrepresented provinces.

“We are encouraging everyone to do it digitally, but we will make a deliberate outreach to underrepresented provinces, in particular Makira, which is scheduled for the 27th of February, Temotu on the 6th of March, Isabel 13th of March and other provinces which are not really represented in the program.”

“What we want is to ensure that the wealth gained from the Labour Mobility Program is spread throughout the country.”

Permanent Secretary Beck also clarifies that there will be no agents in this recruitment process and no application fees are to be paid.

The Ministry will be releasing video demonstrations and information on how and where to submit applications online soon.


By Eliza Kukutu

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