Two Work and Income New Zealand employment events for the 180
staff made redundant by the closure of Southern Cross Forests
Products have been scheduled in coming weeks.
About 180 Otago staff have been made redundant by plant
closures in Balclutha, Milton and Mosgiel since the ANZ bank
placed the sawmiller in receivership in March with debts
totalling more than $58 million.
Receiver KordaMentha subsequently decided to lay off southern
staff and will be selling the company assets, while
attempting to sell North Island interests as a going concern.
Work and Income said prospective employers had been invited
to the events.
Other agencies and organisations committed to attend included
tertiary education providers, recruitment agencies, the
mayors of Clutha and Dunedin, the Otago Chamber of Commerce,
the Otago-Southland Employers Association and Inland Revenue.
The first event is in Milton on Friday, and the second in
Dunedin on June 10.