Job boom expected in Canterbury
5:44 PM Tuesday Jun 28, 2011

Canterbury job seekers may soon be spoilt for choice with thousands of roles likely to be created in the next few months, the Canterbury Employment and Skills Board (CESB) says.

"Not only will these jobs be in the trade and hospitality industries as expected, but also across professional and highly skilled sectors," CESB spokesman Carl Davidson said.

CESB was established to determine the state of the labour market following the September 4 and February 22 earthquakes.

"The key function of the CESB is to bring together the supply and demand sides of the local labour market and to influence the immediate recovery, rebuild and long-term recovery plan for the Canterbury economy," Mr Davidson said.

Canterbury Development Corporation workforce strategy manager Simon Worthington said those serious about finding work "will not have an issue".

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