21 Jul 2018

Fiji Opposition hits out at use of foreign recruiting firm

8:34 am on 21 July 2018

The leader of Fiji opposition party SODELPA Sitiveni Rabuka says the government's use of a foreign firm to recruit public servants is an irresponsible waste of money.

Fiji SODELPA leader Sitiveni Rabuka

Fiji SODELPA leader Sitiveni Rabuka Photo: AFP

The government is using NGS Global to advertise for seven permanent secretary positions.

Mr Rabuka said the job listings cost taxpayers more than $US260,000 and were largely targeted at overseas markets.

He said local professionals were more than qualified and the use of an international firm was a waste of public funds.

Mr Rabuka said foreigners joining Fiji's public service also had a habit of leaving the job quickly after becoming unhappy with the government.