AgResearch confirms 83 lay-offs, hires 27 for new roles, as research demand changes

Fiona Rotherham
Thu, 24 Sep 2015

By Fiona Rotherham Sept. 24 (BusinessDesk) - AgResearch has confirmed speculation it is axing jobs, announcing plans to lay off 83 scientists and technicians because of declining investment in some areas of research and development, while hiring 27 for new roles. AgResearch chair Sam Robinson said the Waikato-based crown research institute had to balance shifts in its sector’s research needs, and therefore revenue, with the need to respond to emerging science opportunities to maximise the impact for New Zealand’s pastoral sector. “Decl...

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