Drive to recruit builders from Europe

8:56 pm on 14 October 2011

Recruitment firm Hays is stepping up efforts to recruit builders from Europe to meet the increased demand out of Christchurch.

Managing director Jason Walker says, while insurance issues have delayed residential construction, commercial companies working in the red zone need building and other trade skills large demolition projects.

He says the demolition of buildings such as the Crown Plaza, the Forsythe Barr and PWC buildings requires good tradespeople to come in and help.