Trust Tairāwhiti is working with its CARE (Commitment, Action, and Reciprocity leading to Employment) partners to deliver a programme that will build the Tairāwhiti workforce by filling quality, well-paid employment options.
CARE has representatives from industry, iwi, and government agencies who are collectively looking to support development opportunities.
Currently, Tairāwhiti has 6.3 percent of our workforce unemployed compared with 4.1 percent nationally.
We also have approximately 1,300 15-24-year-olds in the region who are currently not in employment or education which provides an opportunity for economic growth if the challenges of training and pastoral care can be resolved.
The fulfillment of local jobs by local employees avoids exacerbating the housing shortages and enhances our regional wellbeing.