Building sector short of staff

Monday 26 January 2004

A big 'staff wanted' sign on the back of a contractor's truck graphically illustrates a skill shortage in the building trade in Wellington.

By The Landlord

Rob Askew, owner of Porirua construction firm N & R Askew, said there was a big shortage of builders – and it was going to get worse.

His firm has a two-year contract to reposition property boundaries along a stretch of State Highway 1 through Plimmerton as part of a road-widening project.

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