Clear evidence of the rebuild gathering momentum in Christchurch was on display on Saturday at The Westpac Business and Community hub.
Around 1000 people attended a jobs expo hosted by Fletcher Building to highlight job opportunities in the context of post Earthquake recovery. With expected natural churn and new jobs becoming available, there will be hundreds of positions required to be filled in the wider Fletcher family over the coming months.
I visited the Expo on Saturday morning and I was impressed with the offerings and the high interest being shown by attendees. I suspect this is just the beginning of this sort of job orientated initiative in Christchurch and beyond. It certainly sends a strong message about the size of the task ahead and the opportunities that will be available for both local job seekers and those wanting to come to Christchurch to advance their careers.