Roadshow to bolster rebuild recruitment scope

Last updated 13:00 20/11/2012

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The employment opportunities for Nelsonians in the Christchurch rebuild will be highlighted in a roadshow visiting Nelson this weekend.

The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (Scirt) wants to attract 900 new workers to help rebuild the roads and water systems in Christchurch following the major earthquakes of 2010 and 2011.

On Saturday the organisation will bring its For Real bus, complete with multimedia presentations, to visit the Nelson A & P Show and promote the opportunities available in the city.

General manager Duncan Gibb said that Christchurch needed more workers for infrastructure work. "This is important, rewarding work and it will be needed to repair and rebuild the city's pipes, roads and retaining walls for the next four years."

People who had already met industry requirements were guaranteed a job, and training costs would be met by Scirt, Mr Gibb said.

The bus will visit the A & P Show on Saturday and Sunday, and then visit Richmond Mall on November 27.

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- The Nelson Mail

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