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Reply To: Charlies Electrical Ltd are doing sub contract work on the North and South Island. Most of our work was in Auckland. We have a very experienced Industrial Electrical team. Most of the sub contract work that we were doing were in the commercial field before Covid 19. We were trying our best to secure work for our electricians, without success. All the big companies that we are usually working with, are not taking on sub contractors at this stage. Most of our work force are from South Africa. They are in New Zealand on work visas. They need to stay in their current job to be able to apply for residency.  Needless to say that their stress levels are through the roof. At this stage they are still getting paid with the help of the work subsidy. We would not be able to keep these payments up if we do not have the work subsidy. We are eligible to apply for the extended wage subsidy. Any ideas on how we go about to secure jobs for our guys?  Everybody that we contact say that they can only take on sub contractors in 8 to 12 weeks time if not longer. We ran out of ideas!

Thank you very much!! We will definitely make use of your suggestions.