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NEW PLYMOUTH, NEW ZEALAND — The new Shop n’ Shine carwash here worked with a government program to employ four people who were having a difficult time finding work, Taranaki Daily News online reported.
The March 3 story stated that the wash, working through a Work and Income program, is offering jobs to the unemployed as well as other work experience opportunities.
Work and Income provides assistance to employers who hire first-time workers or unskilled workers that require training. The assistance includes subsidizing wages and funding for training.
The Work and Income Taranaki-King Country commissioner for social development, Gloria Campbell, said the carwash’s hiring practices should be applauded. “This is great news for four local job seekers who are now in paid work. I hope other young people looking for work will be encouraged by this,” she said in the article.
Shop n’ Shine’s owner, Mick Willbourne, said he decided to open the new carwash due to a lack of similar services in the area.