18 Oct 2004

Another overseas company recruiting Fijians for Middle East duty

2:48 pm on 18 October 2004

Another overseas company has begun recruiting Fiji nationals for service in the Middle East.

Fiji TV reports that this time a Kuwait-based company is looking for several hundred workers for non-combat duty.

The Public Warehouse Company's Suva representative, Tevita Lolohea, says the men will work as drivers and support staff to deliver supplies to troops on duty in Iraq.

He says the Fiji men will be provided with bullet-proof vests and steel helmets but will not be armed as security will be provided by United States troops.

The company is offering 5-year contracts with salaries ranging from 1,200 to 3,600 US dollars a month.

Apart from the British company Global Risk Strategies, organisations from the United States and New Zealand have been recruiting in Fiji for a variety of jobs in Iraq.