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Working InZone

Written By: - Date published: 7:55 am, August 9th, 2012 - 6 comments
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Yesterday, National was patting itself on the back for getting, wait for it, 25 people into work and off benefits as part of rebuilding Christchurch. This in a $770,000 programme called Working InZone that was meant to get 100 people into work. This programme didn’t create jobs, it just helped get the select beneficiaries to the front of the queue for them. Just means someone else missed out.

6 comments on “Working InZone”

  1. Tracey 1

    How long do they have to remain employed for the investment to pay off? I am not criticising just wondering. Also wondering how many were long term unemployed.

  2. bbfloyd 2

    Wow!!!! Twenty five people!!!!! Amazing!!!! And not one of them a pie maker??

    Oh well… time to give up the fight, and accept this government means business!!!!

    I mean, count ’em….TWENTY FIVE JOBS!!!!!!! We’re saved!!!!!!

    • David H 2.1

      So it to whos pocket will the bulk of the $770,000 go? Because it won’t be to the poor underpaid sod who will queue for days, jump thru hoops just to get ripped off.

  3. Draco T Bastard 3

    Meanwhile, in the real world, unemployment increases.

    Helen Kelly says “we are not surprised that the statistics show our unemployment rate has increased to 6.8 percent, up from 6.7 percent in the March quarter – this is the highest rate since June 2010. A recent Reuters survey showed economists were expecting the rate to drop to 6.5 percent, but our experience shows there aren’t many jobs out there, and its increasingly hard for those out of work to find decent work. I would like to know what economists were basing their expectations of a drop in the rate on?”

    • Kevin Welsh 3.1

      “…I would like to know what economists were basing their expectations of a drop in the rate on?”

      No doubt based on that magical illusion of ‘growth’.

  4. Georgecom 4

    John Keys ‘relentless focus’ ‘rolling maul’ of job creation initiatives plows on at full steam. This month 25 jobs, next year 35.

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