NBN Solving the Employment Crisis

In yet another thoroughly weak attempt to broadside the NBN, The Australian newspaper has come up with this latest piece of drivel:

Even if it does add that much to the total cost of the NBN – (and I’m in no position to judge how the recycling industry operates) – it sounds to me like a $240m investment in jobs in the recycling industry. That is, it would CREATE jobs. You know, get more people off unemployment benefits?

Is there nothing the NBN can’t do?