Central Otago District Council has launched Central Mahi – a campaign to help Central Otago employers attract and secure staff for the busy summer months when demand peaks.
The campaign involves promotion of roles to job seekers in the lower South Island via employer created videos, and support to help place potential employees into roles.
It aims to fill seasonal roles, attract individuals to undertake specific projects, or provide an opportunity for someone to experience a workplace and consider a permanent role in the industry.
Central Mahi is being offered free for employers to take part in.
“Employers across all sectors are really struggling to find staff. Central Mahi promotes Central Otago work opportunities to potential employees across the lower South Island using employer created short engaging videos,” said Council’s Economic Development Manager, Nick Lanham.
“The campaign focusses on seasonal and short-term roles, however I encourage employers looking for full-time staff to consider how they could use the campaign as a way of showcasing their business and providing someone with the opportunity to experience their workplace that may lead into permanent work in the future,” said Mr Lanham.
Central Otago Mayor, Tim Cadogan said staff shortages affected the whole community and there were ways everyone could help find a solution.
“If you can’t take on work yourself, can you spread the word to others who are looking for work, or maybe you have a spare room to take in a friend or family member from outside the district?” the Mayor said.