FOMA head defends employment record (Waatea)

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The chair of the Federation of Maori Authorities says Maori corporates are doing their part to address Maori unemployment.

Last week’s Maori economic summit came under fire for its focus on large scale investment and exporting at a time more than 16 percent of Maori workers are jobless.

Traci Houpapa says while addressing unemployment is primarily a government responsibility, Maori trusts and businesses do their bit by strengthening their bottom line.

The growth in Maori authorities and Maori commerce across the sector will have a spin off in terms of employment, skills and trade development, Ms Houpapa says.

Thank you to Waatea News for this panui: http://www.waatea603am.co.nz/News/2011/May/FOMA-head-defends-employment-record/default.aspx

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