26 Nov 2015

Tradie shortage in Auckland prompts fears for building targets

From Nine To Noon, 9:10 am on 26 November 2015

Auckland builders say they are being forced to turn down work because of a huge shortage of skilled labour in the city. Complete Build director Amon Johnson says they are having to go outside of the normal recruiting pool to find enough labourers. It has recruited one fifth of its workers from overseas, and has hired 18 local apprentices.