NZ First's military training won't create one job
'Compulsory Military Training won't create one more job,' Alliance leader Jim Anderton said today in response to the NZ First policy of compulsory millitary training for 18-year old men.
'The $150 million that NZ First would spend giving people compulsory military training would be far better spent on high-skilled new technology industries and training young people for jobs.
'18-ye ar olds would be removed from training or full-time or part-time jobs to do their compulsory military training.
'Mr Peters might not know it, but employers these days resent people leaving their jobs. What employer would take on an 18-year old knowing that the young person would almost immediately have to take three months off for compulsory military training?
'If we have got $150 million to spend on compulsory military training, why aren't we spending that money on training and employment?'