Porirua's stable diverse workforce
This page describes Porirua’s stable diverse workforce which offers a range of skills from factory workers to world class technical specialists, professional business people and educators.
Highly skilled worker at First Windows and Doors assembling an aluminium door frame.
Porirua City is a happening place with an enviable lifestyle that attracts and retains a stable workforce. The city’s young population and strong tertiary education sector provide the base for a growing and diverse workforce.
Educated, creative and culturally diverse workforce
Porirua has a culturally diverse population and a high level of creativity in the community. The diversity is also reflected in the range of skills available among potential employees, from educated managers to skilled technicians, semiskilled labourers and factory workers.
Thirty-eight per cent of the Porirua City workforce has a tertiary qualification. As well as the resident workforce we have direct access to over 470,000 people in the wider region, most within an easy 20 minute commute.
Council’s commitment to workforce development
Porirua City Council is committed to workforce development as part of our Economic Development Strategy. We are doing all we can to make sure local businesses have access to a skilled labour force and residents have quality employment opportunities.
Over the past few years we have worked hard to:
- encourage employment and training opportunities through advocacy and membership with relevant agencies
- continue partnerships with Government to encourage and deliver employment and training programmes
- support the implementation of a regional and local labour market strategy