More jobs on the horizon
Three new jobs have already been created as Fonterra’s Lichfield development rolls forward.
The estimated $400 million milk powder drier will enter the building phase this year and is expected to create up to 50 jobs on completion.
However employment has already become available for South Waikato residents before the build of the 4.5-million litre drier.
Compass Group’s Eurest catering will run a cafeteria at the contractors’ village.
Operations manager Karen Weir said the company is looking for about three new employees to begin with.
‘‘It’s a new concept for us so we’re playing it by ear to see how many people we employ.’’
She said up to seven new catering jobs could be created
There has already been good response for the positions, she said.
While it will only be temporary, Weir said there could be other opportunities available for applicants.
Fonterra operational readi- ness lead Shane Harris said the contractors village could host up to 700 contractors.
Portacoms and offices will begin to roll in next week and the cafeteria will follow.
‘‘We’re getting to a number now where they need to be selfsufficient.’’
The earthworks for the site began in October last year and preparation for the foundations of the drier started last week, he said.
The first major concrete pour is planned to go ahead today as well.