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Tuesday, 23 February 2021 11:00

Unemployable?

Written by  The Hound

OPINION: Your canine crusader shakes his head at the complete lack of practical and real-world knowledge in both government and the bureaucracy.

 

Even blind Freddy could have seen that the impact of Covid on getting foreign workers would be a major problem for the horticulture sector and lazy locals would not do the job.

However, instead of making plans to fast-track ways for international workers to come into the country, government – in their infinite wisdom – decided unemployed New Zealanders would fill the gap.

They developed a scheme, available to anyone who moved off a benefit, offering up to $200 a week for accommodation costs and a $1,000 incentive payment for workers, who completed jobs of six weeks or longer.

Guess how many unemployed locals took up the scheme? A staggering 54! Not so much unemployed, but unemployable!

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