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Forman Insulation job losses in Taranaki and Auckland

Wed, 6 May 2015 15:32:46 +1200 | EPMU

Jobs will be lost across the country as Forman Building Systems amalgamates two of its subsidiaries in an attempt to cut costs and improve profits. More >>

Employment figures hide prevalence of insecure work

Wed, 6 May 2015 14:51:36 +1200 | First Union

Today’s unemployment figures are hiding the prevalence of insecure work in New Zealand, according to FIRST Union General Secretary Robert Reid. More >>

Senior Editorial Appointment

Wed, 6 May 2015 13:22:38 +1200 | NZME.

6 May 2015 - Herald on Sunday Editor Miriyana Alexander has been appointed to a new and extended senior role – Editor, Weekend Heralds . More >>

Governments own statistics show no leadership on jobs

Wed, 6 May 2015 13:04:38 +1200 | NZCTU

Workers are concerned with the Labour Market figures, released today by Statistics New Zealand, which show that the Government isn’t doing enough to create jobs for New Zealanders.More >>

Strong Job Growth Continues

Wed, 6 May 2015 12:39:06 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The latest Household Labour Force Survey shows ongoing job growth in the New Zealand economy, while a record labour market participation rate kept the unemployment level steady at 5.8% in the March quarter. Today’s HLFS shows the number of people employed ...More >>

Demand for overseas qualified tradespeople soar

Wed, 6 May 2015 12:24:35 +1200 | Hays

The shortage of skilled trades professionals in New Zealand has resulted in greater demand for overseas qualified tradespeople located in the country, says recruiting experts Hays. Plumbers, Machine Operators and Carpenters are among the roles topping ...More >>

Job figures show many missing out

Wed, 6 May 2015 12:21:50 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Job figures show many missing out New Zealand’s “rock star” economy is failing to deliver either a surplus, real wage increases or job growth with unemployment stuck at 5.8 per cent,” Labour’s Leader Andrew Little says. “The Government ...More >>

HiFX Data Update - NZ Employment Release - NZD lower

Wed, 6 May 2015 11:26:32 +1200 | HiFX

The NZ Employment numbers for Q1 have just been released. They came in worse than expected overall. The figures showed strong growth in employment numbers but the unemployment rate increased as labour force participation rose. NZ Employment data ...More >>

Company to pay contractor $80,000 after tree trunk fractures

Wed, 6 May 2015 11:06:16 +1200 | WorkSafe NZ

Gardening business Hao & Liu Union Limited has been ordered to pay reparation of $80,000 after a contractor suffered a severe brain injury and a depressed skull fracture when a tree trunk struck him on the head and back. He underwent two surgeries ...More >>

Unemployment rate unchanged

Wed, 6 May 2015 11:02:46 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

The unemployment rate remained at 5.8 percent in the March 2015 quarter (from a revised 5.8 percent in the December 2014 quarter), while the labour force participation rate reached an all-time high of 69.6 percent, Statistics New Zealand said today.More >>

NZ wage inflation slows, adding to case for rate cut

Wed, 6 May 2015 10:59:16 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 6 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand’s wage inflation slowed in the first three months of the year as an expanding labour market soaked up growing capacity, helping lift participation to a new record.More >>

New ORC corporate services director appointed

Wed, 6 May 2015 10:12:13 +1200 | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council chief executive Peter Bodeker today announced the appointment of Nick Donnelly as the council’s new director of corporate services and chief financial officer.More >>

Chapman Tripp Named 2015 Firm of the Year

Wed, 6 May 2015 10:10:37 +1200 | Chapman Tripp

Chapman Tripp won the award for New Zealand Law Firm of the Year for the second consecutive year at Monday’s Chambers Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence, held in Hong Kong. More >>

Parliamentary caterers freed from zero hours contracts

Wed, 6 May 2015 09:40:53 +1200 | Service And Food Workers Union

6 May 2015 Parliamentary caterers freed from zero hours contracts The union representing caterers has congratulated the Labour Party, the Speaker of the House and Spotless Group for ending zero hours contracts for Parliamentary Service staff. Spotless Group, ...More >>

AWF Group Appoints Alex Park as Chief Operating Officer

Wed, 6 May 2015 09:25:34 +1200 | AWF Group

AWF Group, New Zealand’s largest recruitment and staffing solutions company, has appointed Alex Park as Chief Operating Officer of AWF, its industrial and operational recruitment subsidiary.More >>

Spotless must now end all zero-hours contracts

Wed, 6 May 2015 09:06:48 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

New Zealand’s largest contractor of food, cleaning and hospital staff, Spotless, must now take action to end all zero-hour contracts, Opposition leader Andrew Little says.More >>

Employer to pay employee $80,000

Tue, 5 May 2015 16:28:41 +1200 | WorkSafe NZ

Gardening business Hao & Liu Union Limited has been ordered to pay reparation of $80,000 after an employee suffered a severe brain injury and a depressed skull fracture when a tree trunk struck him on the head and back. He underwent two surgeries ...More >>

Budget 2015: $32m for workplace compliance

Tue, 5 May 2015 13:12:52 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Investing $32 million of new operating expenditure in employment relations services over the next four years will help strengthen compliance with minimum employment standards, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse says.More >>

Budget 2015: $32m for workplace compliance

Tue, 5 May 2015 13:11:31 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Investing $32 million of new operating expenditure in employment relations services over the next four years will help strengthen compliance with minimum employment standards, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse says.More >>

Celebrating Midwives and Marking 25 Years of Midwifery

Tue, 5 May 2015 13:07:55 +1200 | Released via Ali Jones PR Ltd

May 5 (tomorrow) is the International Day of the Midwife, a time to celebrate midwives’ contribution to the health, well-being and survival of women and their babies around the world.More >>

 

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