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Opportunities for displaced mine workers in Christchurch

Monday 24 September 2012

Opportunities for displaced mine workers in Christchurch rebuild.

The Christchurch rebuild should mean no loss of skills or employment opportunities for the South Island following today’s announcement by Solid Energy restructuring operations at the Spring Creek Mine and its Head Office, said Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker.

“Today will be highly stressful and our thoughts are with the miners and their families.”


“However opportunities here in Christchurch can keep families together and enable workers to continue contributing to their communities therefore my message is that you do not have to leave New Zealand for work.”

“This city right now needs engineers, builders, plumbers, painters, construction workers and administration staff.”

“Over the past week I have personally talked to Greymouth Mayor Tony Kokshoorn and Solid Energy Chairman Mark Ford to ensure opportunities here do not get lost in today’s announcement which undoubtedly will be upsetting for all,” said Mayor Parker.




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