13 Sep 2012

Nauruans look to return of asylum seekers for job opportunities

4:28 am on 13 September 2012

A Nauru business leader, Lockley Denuga, says many Nauru people are hoping for jobs with the re-establishment of Nauru as an offshore processing centre for asylum seekers.

Australia is due to send the first group of asylum seekers to Nauru at the end of the week.

Mr Denuga who has an electrical contracting business says sub-contractors and locals are hoping for employment and they're waiting for guidelines from the government on who to approach.

"People are getting to look for where and how they're going to connect themselves to get"

a job or something and they're looking to who they're going to contact to secure a job for that. Now with the asylum seekers coming back and all the money around it, I think it's going to change the financial climate here so everybody's looking at it.

Nauru businessman Lockley Denuga