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Vakatosi - perfect guy for the job

Vakatosi - perfect guy for the job

People find out about Ara in a range of interesting ways. Earlier this year one of our staff members was in a shop and took a call on her phone from someone who was looking for work. A lady in the shop overheard the conversation and afterwards approached her to ask if she could help her Uncle who was looking for work.

Her Uncle, Vakatosi Hirinuki, has been working as a Machine Operator for a company for 20 years and the company had recently shut down. He'd been walking the streets knocking on doors looking for work. The lady referred her Uncle to Ara and we connected him to an employer here at the airport. Vakatosi now works as a hoist (lift) operator and his boss says he's the perfect guy for the job. This photo is of Vaka on his first day at work back in March 2016.

 


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Our goal is to help South Aucklanders into long term jobs at and around Auckland Airport. Ara is a joint initiative between the South Auckland community, government agencies, training providers and employers.

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"Te hono i nga tangata o te rohe, ki nga mahi a rohe - Connecting local people to local jobs"

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