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Back on topic please, if anyone wishes to discuss earthquakes create a new thread.
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According to Manpower Australia and New Zealand, immigration rules should be loosened and international campaigns boosted to ensure there are enough skilled workers to rebuild Christchurch.
The pressure to find skilled workers could have widespread effects on the labour market, and visa and immigration changes to allow more skilled migrants and workers could alleviate shortages.
‘While rebuilding is expected to peak in the last quarter of this year, we’re going to see strong hiring expectations in construction and transport for the next few quarters,’ said Lincoln Crawley, managing director of Manpower Australia and New Zealand.
Skilled trades people and engineers are already in New Zealand’s top five skills shortages and Crawley said the pressure to find skilled staff will increase significantly for the construction sector.
‘One of the dangers in any major rebuilding effort is poaching skills from other parts of the country and other industries to feed the talent shortage on the ground. To some extent, this is inevitable but we need to think strategically about where the skills will come from and what projects will be stalled as a result,’ he explained.
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Last edited by minty; 31-07-2014 at 11:03 AM.
Living In Adelaide Since Jan 2012 And Loving It
Given the OP's shock and absolute amazement at this news story not being reported on here, I thought we'd have been treated to an update or two as developments have unfolded. As that's not the case, here's what's been happening:
- faced with a lack of interest from potential funders, the company has announced a change of plan. The new intention is to have a smaller scale start up and hope that enough funds are found to go into full production further down the line. That might sound perfectly reasonable, but because it's not what the funding proposal, feasibility study or environmental assessment were developed against, there's a need to re-think some actions. The company has a year to complete the amended feasibility study (the state government has not issued any new conditions even though technically it should);
- the plan above wasn't in line with the MD's view of the world so he resigned. Given his radio interview performance I mentioned earlier in this thread (which took place just a few days before he resigned), the company might have dodged a bullet;
- on the unveiling of the new plans, the value of the company fell - and it wasn't doing too well before! Back in 2011, the company's share price was hovering around the $3 mark. Now shares are trading for 27c which for a company that's going to create 700 jobs in SA seems to me to be a bargain!
In your post why did you fail to mention the lease was accepted last week?I have far better things to do than proving to you and others that things aren't all bad.
Why you have come back and tried to make a good news story not as good amazes me.
Enjoy your pessimism.