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Job advertisements up in December 2016

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 10:14:16 +1300 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of online job advertisements grew by 1.1 per cent in December 2016 and by 13 per cent over the year to December, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online report. Job advertisements rose in six ...More >>

PM's Press Conference 24/01/17: TPP, Trade and Minimum Wage

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:15:03 +1300 | Liana Pantaleo

Prime Minister Bill English’s first official press conference of the year began with a warm welcome back from holidays. In relation to President Trump’s withdrawal from the TPP he expressed disappointment but hopes to negotiate a bilateral agreement ...More >>

Govt hikes minimum wage 3.3% to $15.75/hour

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:14:19 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Workplace Relations Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced the minimum wage will rise 50 cents from April 1 to $15.75 per hour, or about 53 percent of the average hourly rate.More >>

Minimum wage needs to be two-thirds of the average wage

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:59:04 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Working people welcome today’s Government announcement to increase the minimum wage. However, the minimum wage needs to be significantly increased - not just by 50 cents to $15.75 hour from 1 April.More >>

Minimum wage increase inadequate

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:49:00 +1300 | E tu

E tū says a 50 cent increase in the minimum wage doesn’t go far enough and employers should commit to paying the Living Wage. More >>

Minimum wage increase no relief for many Kiwis

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:01:05 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The minimum wage increase announced today will be cold comfort to thousands of New Zealanders struggling to pay their rent or mortgage, says Labour’s Workplace Relations spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway.More >>

Minimum wage goal should be $20 an hour

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:01:25 +1300 | Unite Union

While welcoming an increase in the minimum wage by 50 cents an hour, Mike Treen of Unite Union says that this new level only maintains its value at about 50% of the average wage. More >>

Minimum Wage Increase

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:42:02 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Reacting to this afternoon’s announced increase of the minimum wage by more than 8-times the level of inflation, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says:More >>

Minimum wage to increase to $15.75

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:19:34 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Michael Woodhouse Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety 24 January 2017 Media Statement Minimum wage to increase to $15.75 More >>

Hyland Adds Two Data Centres in New Zealand

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:35:43 +1300 | Hyland

AUCKLAND – January 24, 2017 – Hyland announces the opening of two data centres in New Zealand to support the growing global demand for solutions hosted in the Hyland Cloud . The secure, privately managed, multi-instance cloud hosting platform supports ...More >>

Better diversity and inclusion outcomes

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:32:41 +1300 | Diversity Works

Achieving business success in an ever-changing economy is an ongoing challenge and forward-thinking leaders are constantly seeking strategies to gain a competitive advantage.More >>

Kiwi companies aim to close the gender pay gap

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:07:23 +1300 | Robert Half

Auckland, 24 January 2017 – The gender pay gap is real in New Zealand – yet encouragingly, Kiwi employers are actively working to close the gap within their companies. Independent research conducted by specialised recruitment company Robert Half shows over eight ...More >>

Auckland Chamber launches confidential service

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:07:15 +1300 | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Increasing numbers of migrants and younger workers being taken advantage of by employers; notes Auckland Chamber head Michael Barnett. More >>

Lyttelton Port container terminal workers back on strike

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:05:02 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Jan. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Maritime Union of New Zealand members at Lyttelton Port's container terminal are back on strike in rolling industrial action over planned roster changesMore >>

Businesses Encouraged To Enter Aotearoa Bike Challenge

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:56:46 +1300 | Queenstown Trails Trust

The Queenstown Trails Trust is encouraging Queenstown businesses to support the New Zealand Transport Agency’s Aotearoa Bike Challenge in February which aims to get more people on bikes. More >>

Former Rangiora School Principal Won’t Seek Reinstatement

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:02:45 +1300 | Peggy Burrows

Peggy Burrows will not appeal the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) determination released late last week, which while upholding her claim of unjustified dismissal, rejected her request for reinstatement as Principal at Rangiora High School, a position ...More >>

Xero mulling Liddell's status after White House appointment

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:48:22 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Jan. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Cloud-based accounting software company Xero says it is still considering whether chairman Chris Liddell's position is compatible with his new role as a White House adviser in the Trump administration and will update the ...More >>

Giant Volcanic Mural “Magma” Unveiled

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:09:26 +1300 | Uptown Business Association

A huge 512sqm volcanic-themed mural on Watercare’s Khyber Pass reservoir at the top of Mt Eden Road, one of the largest outdoor mural’s in the country, has been unveiled today. More >>

Liz Coutts named as new chair of Skellerup

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:57:14 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Jan. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Liz Coutts has taken over as chair of industrial rubber goods maker Skellerup Holdings, with Selwyn Cushing stepping down after 10 years in the role. More >>

Intellectually disabled youth given helping hand into work

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:57:55 +1300 | Hell Pizza

HELL continues to build on its reputation as a champion of ‘the underdog’. Over four years, in partnership with IHC’s IDEA Services, HELL will have put 54 youths with intellectual disabilities through its paid training programme Active in Hell ...More >>

 

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