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$19.3 million has been allocated by the Government to the primary sector in order to help retrain the unemployed for jobs in agriculture. The investment has come as the Government attempts to get the economy moving again following the Covid-19 pandemic, with an estimated 50,000 people needed in the primary sector in a post-Covid world due to high demand for New Zealand’s quality products. Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor reports that the initiative focuses on a range of roles and aims to put at least 10,000 people in primary sector jobs through rapid retraining. The wider funding includes a $1.6 billion trades and apprenticeships training package to rebuild the economy.
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