An email from a reader in Christchurch about unemployment

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Hi Cam

I saw this last night whilst out walking and thought it would be good ammo for you.

In essence, if you can fog a mirror you can get a job in Chch at the moment – and likely for the next ten years. 

The point which has been conveniently avoided by the Campbell and others is that healthy young men and women sit on the dole whilst the rebuild is being held up by lack of staff.

As a taxpayer I find that situation unacceptable!


vacancies in chch

UPDATE: An email from Australia

Further to the Christchurch dole bludgers story; a nephew moved there from the UK 6 months ago. He’s a young lad in the building trade.

He has so much work that he’s dragged his brother over (completely unskilled) to help out.

If there is anyone who is being paid anything other than disability allowance in Christchurch right now, you’ve got a bludger problem, I reckon.

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