Posted October 14, 2019 07:03:16 New Zealand has announced more than 400 new jobs in the sector, bringing the number of jobs available for crane operators to over 1,200.
The Government announced last week that the country would expand the number from 1,000 in 2019.
“We have added more than a hundred crane operators and support staff in the past three years and are also looking to add more to the ranks,” Industry Minister Simon Bridges said.
“These are key jobs in our economy and we are proud to be the country that continues to deliver them.”
The Government said the crane operator and support team will include over 1.1 million square metres of crane work capacity, the most in New Zealand.
“This is an industry that has proven to deliver high-quality work and high-value service for our customers and will continue to grow,” Mr Bridges said in a statement.
Mr Bridges has announced an additional 2,400 jobs in his Budget, including about 500 jobs in rural and regional areas.
Industry Minister Andrew Wilkie said the Government had taken a bold and ambitious approach to building a strong and stable crane industry.
“New Zealand is an established centre of excellence for the supply of crane services and we believe that we have the necessary skills and experience to be a successful crane operator.”
We have the infrastructure to attract more skilled workers to the industry and this Budget will invest $200 million in the supply and development of our industry.
“Mr Wilkie has also announced the closure of three small companies that were not making a profit.
The companies were all run by people with experience of working in other industries.
The government has also established an Industry and Skills Fund of up to $5 million to help small and mid-sized companies that are struggling to keep up with the rising demand for crane work. “
The closure of these companies has helped to create opportunities for new business and investment in the industry, but also to help our small and medium-sized businesses create new jobs,” Mr Smith said.
The government has also established an Industry and Skills Fund of up to $5 million to help small and mid-sized companies that are struggling to keep up with the rising demand for crane work.
The Government has announced $500,000 for the construction of a new facility to allow more crane workers to access training and support.
Mr Bridges said the industry was not a “job killer” but rather an important contributor to New Zealanders prosperity.
“Our economy is about creating jobs, not destroying them,” he said.
Crane operators were among a number of industries affected by the Government’s cuts.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said the Federal Government had a $1 billion reduction in the amount it was spending on enforcement and enforcement agencies.
The Commission said the government’s move would make it more difficult for operators to protect themselves and other workers.
New Zealand’s economy has also been hit by a lack of demand for new products.
The New Zealand Export Promotion Authority said exports to the US fell by about $100 million in 2018.
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