17 Jul 2009

Businessman wants help to employ special needs workers

7:34 am on 17 July 2009

A Marlborough factory owner who employs only people with disabilities is appealing to the Government not to make further funding cuts which could jeopardise employment.

Mark Witchalls hoped to expand a project to put a dozen special needs people every six months through a training programme to help them find jobs.

But the $120,000 needed to do that over three years has been rejected.

However, Mr Witchalls says he is carrying on with his factory programme.