14 Oct 2020

Covid-19: Aspiring builder bounces back after losing apprenticeship

From Morning Report, 6:08 am on 14 October 2020

Six months on from lockdown jobseeker numbers remain stubbornly high in Taranaki with the young, Maori and women particularly hard hit.

In August, 3397 work-ready jobseekers were registered in Taranaki compared to 2313 a year earlier -- a frightening 46.8 percent increase.

The Taranaki Chamber of Commerce reckons the province has turned a corner and jobs are being created.

Taranaki Whanganui reporter Robin Martin spoke to Jordan Lawson who said he had bounced back after losing his building apprenticeship.