12 Aug 2010

Rise in online job ads seen as no help for some

3:48 pm on 12 August 2010

A South Auckland budget advisor says a rise in online job ads is unlikely to affect her clients.

Waatea News reports that Social Development Minister Paul Bennett said on Wednesday that a year-on-year rise of 39% is an indication the economy is in recovery mode.

But Makere Biddiss from the Whare Mauriora Budgeting Service says many of the Maori who lost their jobs as the recession bit, don't have the sorts of skills being sought now.

Ms Biddiss says their struggle is to adapt to living on a benefit and many are doing voluntary work to stay motivated.