'People from all walks' attracted to South Island rural job seekers expo

A series of job hunting expos in the South Island last week highlighted a number of job opportunities available in the rural sector.

The expos, held in Queenstown and Te Anau, were aimed at giving people who have lost their jobs in other industries amid the COVID-19 fallout a chance to train up in the rural sector.

Organised by the Southern Institute of Technology, the expos came ahead of the Agricultural Contractor Training programme, which kicks off in mid-June.

"From those two expos we've basically filled the first two intakes up," John Hughes, the former president of Rural Contractors New Zealand, told Rural Exchange.

"People from all walks" attended the expos, Hughes said.

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