3 Mar 2009

Agency providing assistance for Sealords staff

11:24 am on 3 March 2009

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says Work & Income is providing assistance for employees of Sealords facing job losses in Nelson.

The fishing company plans to cut up to 180 positions at a processing plant there.

Ms Bennett is confident there are other jobs available for them in the region.

Prime Minister John Key says he has great sympathy for the staff who might lose their jobs.