NBN jobs forecast slashed by 21,000
ONLY 16,000 workers will be needed to build the national broadband network, not the 37,000 forecast by the government when it announced the project two years ago.
NBN Co also expects that 80 per cent of the workforce demand will be for five low-skilled jobs - predominantly labourers, cablers and earthmoving plant operators.
When the government announced the NBN Co in April 2009 it said the project would support 25,000 jobs every year over the life of the project and 37,000 jobs at its peak.
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