Ericsson to add 30 jobs for Kiwis



Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson is planning to create 30 production and production development jobs in Porirua in the second half of this year.

This rare bit of good news for the manufacturing sector means the company will be investing $15 million to convert the 10,000 square metre former Todd Motors plant near the Porirua CBD to a facility for making plastic ducting for ultrafast broadband (UFB) and rural broadband (RBI) networks.

Ericsson said the new plant will be its only such facility outside Sweden.

Read the full article in the March edition of New Zealand Engineering News, due out on 11 March.