Countdown critical workers needed

In News1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineMarch 23, 2022

Anyone with a forklift or truck licence is being urged to get in touch with Kiwi Can Do to help keep Countdown’s supply chains running.

The organisation has opened 0800, website, and Facebook channels for anyone in the community to jump on board with paid jobs.

“We need your help to help your community and keep our whanau and friends fed,” said Kiwi Can Do managing director Iain Morrison.

“We’ve got to come together as a country and we want to talk to anyone who can help. The work hours are highly flexible. It’s night work. Weekend work. Day work. Part-time. Flexible shifts. If you’ve got a forklift or truck licence, you’re gold,” he said.

This paid work could last for six weeks or longer and could mean $100 to $500 in the bank account a week.

Work was available for hundreds of workers for Countdown distribution centres in Wiri Auckland, Palmerston North and Christchurch, eStores in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Tauranga along with demand across the country for workers in 196 retail stores.