Jobs for Kiwis
I read the comments by both Miles Lacey and Don Borrie in the most recent Kapi-Mana News.
One point they both make is the lack of housing, especially for those living in poverty. I too lament the demise of good, available state housing.
However, I believe what these people need is not hand outs but jobs.
I despair each time I learn that yet another New Zealand company is moving its manufacturing offshore. That means loss of jobs here.
Jobs give people pride and selfesteem. Jobs provide people with an income. Jobs help people to feel useful and gives them a purpose in life. Jobs keep people busy and out of mischief.
I would like to see government assistance to help manufacturers keep their operations running in New Zealand. From our large corporates to small businesses, there is too much focus and emphasis on profit and not enough on people.
Unemployment is one of the biggest issues in our country, and the greatest contributor to poverty. Where possible, let’s buy New Zealand made and keep Kiwis in jobs.