Drugged? Do not apply
‘‘All employers in the forestry industry are taking health and safety very seriously because, at the end of the day, it’s about people being able to go home safely.’’
South Waikato mayor Jenny Shattock said she believed Tokoroa was no worse than other areas when it came to drugs, but supported Hale and other employers taking a stand.
‘‘As a community and as a country we must make a stand against drugs. The blight of drugs in our communities needs a united response as it’s not only in the area of employment, drugs also play a major role in the incidence of domestic violence,’’ she said.
‘‘Our communities need to unite and address it together.’’
Shattock said the South Waikato District Council would soon be conducting a skills gap assessment for the district which could see forestry training courses added to those offered at the South Waikato Trade Training Centre.
‘‘The results will likely provide some clarity around need and the future direction of the South Waikato Trade Training courses and facilities,’’ she said.
Hale encouraged people to get in touch if they felt they had the right credentials for the job.
‘‘We just want someone with a good brain and a good attitude. It doesn’t seem like a lot to ask for,’’ he said.
G Hale Logging is looking for a drug free tree feller.