1 Jul 2011

Samoa workshop to help seasonal workers with language problems

1:53 pm on 1 July 2011

A workshop has been held in Samoa to help seasonal workers in New Zealand overcome language difficulties.

The workshop to improve communications between workers and employers began in Apia this week.

An inspector from New Zealand's Department of Labour Sarah Smith, praised workers on the Recognised Seasonal Employer Scheme to Talamua Online.

But she says they struggle to communicate in the English language.

The scheme has drawn a lot of interest in the Samoan community.

Local agents working closely with the Government and employers in New Zealand have noted an increase in the number of people signing up for the programme which has helped improve their families' well-being.