INDEPENDENT NEWS

PM Dreams up Jobs Project as Election Bell Tolls

Published: Wed 12 Jul 2017 03:33 PM
PM Dreams up Jobs Project as Election Bell Tolls
Not long ago Prime Minister Bill English called young out-of-work Kiwis “pretty damned hopeless”.
“He’s had a change of heart now the election bell is tolling,” says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters.
“Today he decided to spend about $12m a year for four years to get long term unemployed youth working. This is disgraceful, just 74 days from election day, after nine years of doing nothing, and hard on the heels of a housing bribe yesterday.
“Many young people have fallen by the wayside, and they were discarded by National on the scrapheap.
“Instead National filled the workforce with unskilled immigrants.
“What a waste for New Zealand.
“New Zealand First would pick youth up and help them get work ready.
“We’ve got policies that would do that:
• New Zealand has a Business Linked Internship Scheme and we trialled it in Warkworth in 2013.
“It stood up to the rigours of real life and benefited both small and medium-sized businesses and young people of the area and can be adopted quickly.
• Introduce a community wage scheme where young people can do jobs that councils need doing.
“It would help people get out of bed, develop self-confidence and they would be proud of the job they are doing.
• Our Youth Employment Training and Education scheme will focus on young people who are not suited to classroom learning.
“They’d move into paid work in the Defence force to learn a skill and improve their literacy and numeracy, and head into the workforce at 18.
“These schemes will stop the decay, help get young people work ready, and steer them away from drugs and off the sofa,” says Mr Peters.
ENDS

Next in New Zealand politics

Wellington’s Water Woes Reflect National Problem
By: Water New Zealand
National’s Economic Plan For 2020 And Beyond
By: New Zealand National Party
Abortion Legislation Bill Report Presented To The House
By: Abortion Legislation Committee
New Report A Pathfinder For Affordable Housing
By: Local Government NZ
Sallies Issue “Can Do Better” Report Card In Election Year
By: Salvation Army
Auditor-General's Report Published - Reflecting On Our Work About Water Management
By: Office of the Auditor-General
Wellington Water Infrastructure 'in Crisis', Councillor Says
By: RNZ
Wellington Would Struggle For Enough Water To Fight Fires Post-quake
By: RNZ
Unsustainable water use calls for warning
By: Wellington Water
Core infrastructure renewal must take priority
By: Wellington Chamber Of Commerce
Kiwis Better Off Under Coalition Government
By: New Zealand Government
Speech: National’s Economic Plan For 2020
By: New Zealand National Party
Bridges: Over-hyped And Under-delivered
By: New Zealand Government
ACT’s Ideas Needed To Make National’s Vision A Reality
By: ACT New Zealand
A Checklist For Economic Reform
By: ACT New Zealand
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media