Here’s a question. Many of the attendees at John Key’s job summit have been named and they certainly have some experience at hiring and firing. There are many CEOs and board directors of large corporations among them.
But how many of them can put their hand up and say their company now employs more full time equivalent New Zealand workers than it did when they took up their post? (I note for instance the bosses of Fairfax, Fisher and Paykel and Telecom – all companies that have recently been in the news for shedding Kiwi workers rather than hiring them.)
This is after all, I hope, going to be a summit about creating jobs not rationalising them.