In response to increasing unemployment in Samoa, 12 new interns have been selected for SSAB E-Waste Internship Program in partnership with Samoa Workers Congress (SWC) and International Labor Organization (ILO).
SSAB’s internship orientation and training program kick started Monday 24 May in preparation for on the job experiencebeginning next week Monday 2 June and ends Wednesday 30 June 2021.
According to Samoa Stationery and BookS (SSAB) Chief Executive Officer Tofilau Fiti Leung Wai, 12 interns have been selected from Samoa Workers Congress out of more than 2000 unemployed workers seeking job opportunities.
“These are challenging times for Samoa, considering the increase of unemployed workers and we’re very grateful to provide jobs for 12 new interns to assist our E-Waste Project. The E-Waste internship program will help our aim to make Samoa a greener and cleaner place. Reduce e-waste in Samoa,” Tofilau said.
“We are sincerely grateful to our dedicated partners. Tomasi Peni and International Labor Organization, Gatoloai TiliAfamasaga and Saina Toma from Samoa Workers Congress for the in making this e-weste internship program possible,” she added
Saina Toma thanked SSAB on behalf of SWC for providing job opportunities.
“E-Waste is a big issue in Samoa and thankfully to SSAB and their E-Waste Project we can provide jobs for 12 unemployed workers. Thank you Tofilau, thank you SSAB,” Saina said.
The program is funded by ILO for 4 weeks, providing allowance, transportation and food for all the interns.