Thursday, April 26, 2012

National's New Zealand

One of the big themes of National's New Zealand is the lack of jobs. There's another example of this in the Manawatu Standard today:

Applications have been coming in from as far as Ireland for jobs at the yet to be completed Countdown supermarket in the Palmerston North suburb of Kelvin Grove.

The store is set to open toward the end of June and store manager Wayne Law, who will move from The Plaza location to the new site, said he had received more than 600 job applications.

"People were handing in applications six months in advance at the other stores, before we had even turned the dirt at the new store," he said.

This is not exactly desirable work, and yet it has six times as many applications as there are positions. And yet National still slanders the unemployed as lazy. I guess it beats accepting responsibility for their own economic mismanagement...