HI EVERYONE, NEWBY NEEDS HELP

Old May 11th 2009, 7:59 pm
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Default HI EVERYONE, NEWBY NEEDS HELP

hi everyone
was wondering if anyone can help, we are 2 carpenters based in the uk we specialize in house building and up to recent we were thinking of going to canada, but things seem to have gone quiet over there was wondering if any one knows what work prospects would be like for us over in NZ. what kind of life could we expect etc etc, were are the best places to try etc etc, is NZ effected by the global slow down, etc etc.... hope someone can help i know its a big ask but i have found this site to be the best there is for canada and hope we can get the same help about NZ.....
please please help
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Old May 11th 2009, 9:29 pm
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New Zealand is in recession just as everywhere else is. There has been a HUGE slowdown in work for the trades. It may be possible for you to pick up a job offer but I think you'd need to be here now to make that possible. Just my opinion mind you.

My husband works on new builds as a plumber and has seen reduced hours since the beginning of 2009. Many tradesmen around us have been asked to take their holidays as work is quiet and some have been laid off. This applies to both employed and contracted tradesmen.

Having said that there are current job vacancies to be seen on SEEK

Are you thinking to migrate here or to come try it out for a year or so?

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Old May 11th 2009, 11:10 pm
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As Bev says, unfortunately I think you might struggle to find work here too at the mo.
Doesn't help that this is a land full of Chippies

Most supervisors or managers here in the building game have got an apprenticeship as a carpenter. Now things have quietened down, lots of them are going 'back to their roots'.

Good Luck to you both
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