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Contract Labour Demand Strong Despite Recession

Press Release – Allied Workforce Group

An increasing demand in the temporary labour-hire business suggests New Zealand is climbing out of recession, contrary to the views of some politicians and economic commentators.Contract Labour Demand Strong Despite Recession, Says MD

An increasing demand in the temporary labour-hire business suggests New Zealand is climbing out of recession, contrary to the views of some politicians and economic commentators.

Allied Work Force Group managing director Simon Hull says demand for contract labour is strong.

“We are certainly seeing activity levels back to more normal levels and even above in some sectors as New Zealand industry continues to lead our recovery,” he says.

“A number of businesses have been surprised by the quality and motivation of people available,” Hull says. “While we certainly do have great people available at the moment, a number of businesses are also rediscovering the ways in which contract labour can reduce costs and increase productivity for industry.

“Hopefully, we won’t see a return to the patterns of four to five years ago where businesses clung on to staff, often even when they couldn’t keep them fully utilised, as they were afraid of losing the capacity.

“Companies like ours are best placed to manage and place people where and when they are required for industry. That way when a particular skill set is required you pick up the phone and it’s there, and when you no longer need it the cost is gone.”

But Hull says it could be years before the number of people unemployed falls below the number of those who really want to work again.

“That’s why we pre-screen and know our people’s attitude and ability. This saves time and money over the medium to long term.”

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