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Skills shortage growing
FROM Page 1
economic development manager
Warwick Hawker said contractors had
not approached the council about the
issue but he was aware of people in the
area having difficulties finding skilled
Tradestaff senior recruitment consultant
Derek Hibberd, based in Queenstown,
said there had been a ''definite increase''
in demand for trade contractors wanting
help finding suitable employees in
Those using the service needed mainly
plumbers, builders and electricians, Mr
The company had made an effort to visit
Central Otago trade businesses during
the winter to offer its services so he was
unsure if the increase was because of the
company's drive or because more
workers were needed.
Dunstan High School careers adviser
Rose Thom said this year the number of
employers contacting the school with
jobs for students and apprenticeship
positions had increased compared with
last year and 2010.
''There has been a pickup. It seems those
in apprenticeships have finished and
moved on or workers are going to
Christchurch,'' Ms Thom said.
In the last semester between six and
eight apprenticeships were taken up by
students. Social Development Ministry
regional commissioner John Allen said
some of the more common skills and
previous work history of people on the
unemployment benefit related to agricul-
ture, labouring, manufacturing, hos-
pitality, administration and retail.
''These professions are also the more
common industries people say they'd
like to work in,'' Mr Allen said.
At the Alexandra Work and Income
office the number of beneficiaries
moving off main benefit types and into
work has remained consistent during the
past three years, he said. For the year
ending October 2010, 276 people were
placed into work, compared with 272 for
the year to October 2011 and 259 for the
year to October 2012.
Everyone's a winner
in whiskery wind-up
By CHE BAKER
What: The Teviot Valley Young
Farmers' Movember Mo Bro's
Party with prizes for the best and
When: Saturday from 5pm.
Where: Ettrick Tavern.
Who: Those who have taken part
in Movember and people
wanting to check out the
different moustaches that have
been grown. People are urged to
dress to suit their moustaches for
How much: Free, but funds raised
from a special bar and barbecue
will go towards the Men's Health
FROM THE FRONT PAGE
Bathroom sinks may become
clogged with facial hair this
weekend as the annual Movember
Men from across the globe have
taken part to raise funds for men's
health, specifically prostate can-
cer and depression.
Participants start with a clean-
shaven face on November 1 and
do not shave for the month.
Alexandra Caltex owner Arnold
Hancock and manager Matt
Williams took part in the event
for some harmless male rivalry.
Most customers who went into
the store could relate to the
A winner between the two would
not be decided until the final day
of the competition on Friday.
It was the second year they had
taken part in the event and they
were hoping to raise more then
the $200 they did last year.
Donations would be collected at
the station for the next two days
and they urged anyone wanting to
give funds to the cause to drop in.
Though the pair have enjoyed the
month there was no desire to keep
''Once it hits the 30th, it's gone,''
Mr Hancock said.
''You forget how itchy it is,'' Mr
Their partners will also be glad.
''She hates it,'' Mr Williams said.
''She's putting up with it but she
think's its disgusting,'' Mr Han-
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