Around 1,000 new jobs were created under the Stronger Together Job Support scheme since the initiative began in November last year.
Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says they will continue with the initiative in the new financial year and have allocated $5 million for its continuation.
Sayed-Khaiyum says government has so far spent $3 million on this initiative and around 48 employers have participated in the scheme.
Under this scheme, employers are granted a wage subsidy by government equivalent to the minimum wage rate of $2.68 for a three-month period when they employ eligible Fijians who did not have a job before COVID-19.
This is particularly for people in the informal sector.
Sayed-Khaiyum adds they are also providing $1 million dollars for retaining and reskilling people through the Fiji National University.
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