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Job recruiters urge Kiwis to Go West

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7 August 2008

Job recruiters urge New Zealanders to "Go West Now"

The Western Australian Government's "Go West Now" team is back in New Zealand to attract skilled workers to fill WA's massive job vacancies.

Western Australia has 27,000 job vacancies 'across the board' up for grabs right now and mining sector forecasts predict another 50,000 workers will be needed by the year 2020.

"Go West Now" Managing Director, Stephen Moir says the jobs on offer range from mining to healthcare and hospitality and tradespeople of all disciplines.

"We have warm weather, great career opportunities and a young and exciting rugby scene, what more could a Kiwi ask for?" Mr Moir said.

"There are currently more than 27,000 job vacancies in metropolitan and regional areas, and those numbers are continuing to rise.

"Western Australia is desperately seeking skilled and semi-skilled workers who are keen to make a permanent move to our State, particularly those who are willing to move to regional areas," Mr Moir said."

Following the success of the "Go West Now" campaign in New Zealand in 2007, the Western Australian Government is keen to meet those who missed the show last year, but are keen to learn more about moving to Western Australia.

"More than 6,000 job seekers attended the expo's last year and anecdotal evidence tells us that many of those people have already made the move to Western Australia," Mr Moir said.

Representatives from the mining and resources sector, banking and energy companies, community services, tourism and hospitality, local Government, health service providers and the Department of Corrective Services are travelling with the "Go West Now" team to meet directly with potential employees.

Expo's will be held at:

Auckland ASB Showgrounds - August 7-9

Christchurch Convention Centre - August 11-12

Wellington Convention Centre - August 14-15

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