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Dunedin's Red Badge security has been in high demand since the country moved to Covid-19 Alert Level 4 and it is recruiting staff “like crazy”.
CEO Andy Gollings said it had been a strange time for the company.
“We went from covering a large number of events, to those all being cancelled and wondering how we were going to get through.”
But the opposite occurred, and its client base grew.
He said Red Badge had been hired mainly for access control to the places which remained open, including testing laboratories, hospitals and shopping centres. The company expected its team would grow by about 150 people.
The security team, which once worked at the Forsyth Barr Stadium for events, would now be scattered across Otago and Invercargill.