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Local recruitment and labour-hire specialist Canstaff has opened a new office in Mt Maunganui, focusing on getting local people into work in the construction, manufacturing and logistics sectors.
Canstaff Sales Manager, Mark Greenstreet, saw an opportunity to bridge the gap between employers' need for workers and people looking for work in the area. An area that has been stricken by recent manufacturing closures.
"There are shortages everywhere and we hope that our collaboration with employers will help to fill those shortages while helping local people find work”, says Greenstreet.
With recent closures in manufacturing, which has hit the region hard, Greenstreet believes that there are a great many people with quality transferable skills able to move into other areas of employment.
Closures and border restrictions in New Zealand mean there are both gaps in the labour market and opportunities to move people into work to fill those gaps. “It is our role to help respond to the demands of the changing marketplace with staff who are ready for work. With a team now in Tauranga, it makes the whole process easier to get locals into industries they may not have thought they were suited for. Now the support is right on the doorstep”, says Area Sales Manager Michele Anderson.
“People may not apply for a specific role because they believe they don’t have the right skill-set or experience when, in reality, many have transferable skills that can be utilised in different roles within construction, manufacturing and logistics.
“It may start out with contract work, but over the past 20 years we have seen people move from contractors to full-time employment which we are really happy to facilitate.”
Canstaff’s new Mount Maunganui office is located at 2 Curly McLeod Way, Mt Maunganui and is now open for business.