PM steps in to help boot camp grads
Thu, 20 Sep 2012 12:48p.m.
Prime Minister John Key has written to 175 employers in an attempt to find jobs for the Government's youth boot camp graduates.
Mr Key says the six-week Limited Service Volunteer course for 18- to 25-year-olds had proved its worth since its launch and he was doing his bit to help those who have completed the courses find work.
"I want to see more employers step up and do their bit to help these young people," Mr Key said, after announcing he had written to employers encouraging them to hire its graduates.
He says subsidies are available for employers to take on those who have attended the courses at Hobsonville, Trentham and Burnham military camps.
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26/09/2012 9:39:21 a.m.
@ Wondering Push ups and exercise is a small part of it the course teaches how to iron your clothes and look after yourself like budgeting etc as for you shower comment growup
20/09/2012 7:32:06 p.m.
Perhaps employers just dont see the scheme as being at all useful.
National are great at producing pointless garbage afterall... and employers know it.
A bootcamp? I mean really are we reliving the bloody 80's again.. they were pointless and failed then.. why the hell would they be any different now?.
20/09/2012 5:44:18 p.m.
Good on JK, positive stuff! Would recommend him to refer to orchards and dairy farms etc as they are having to recruit overseas workers as unemployed locals are not keen to work in these industries.
20/09/2012 5:18:47 p.m.
joshua bennett wrote:
Who is CAMP then????pm pm pm pm
20/09/2012 4:44:06 p.m.
I am wondering what a six week course in dropping to do push ups at somebody's whim and fending off older boys in the shower has to do with gaining training and experience for work. Retail training or coffee making would have more relevance, even box packing
20/09/2012 2:26:32 p.m.
20/09/2012 2:21:08 p.m.
Thw LVS is a great initiative!I'm sure it will help some youth,however, I think We are going into a period of disingenuous cheesy PR.Now going on a journey deep into *Planet Key* & *Planet Paula* where everything is all good? Unemployment solved,No Banks probs, minimum wage increased,A fairer tax system,Food now 15% cheaper,No POVERTY,playing golf in the Chatham Islands tomorrow. Only thing left to fix is constipation, A Brighter future
20/09/2012 1:46:31 p.m.
Mr Key i can't afford more workers. i need more customers.
20/09/2012 1:22:58 p.m.
What about me? wrote:
So will he be doing the same to help all other young people who need work? And all those who have graduated from universities and polytechnics? And all those who have been left unemployed as a result of his govt's policies? Good on him for taking the initiative, but he needs to help everyone, not just a select few.
20/09/2012 1:18:49 p.m.
Wow, PM having to write begging letters for the recruits shows what a failure it is!
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