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Changes to temporary work visas confirmed

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:12:22 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse today confirmed changes to temporary work visa conditions following an extensive consultation process. More >>

E tū seeks answers over Prices Foundry closure

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:46:03 +1200 | E tu

E tū which represents workers at Prices Foundry in Thames says it will be working alongside its members as they deal with the aftermath of yesterday’s closure. More >>

Offenders benefit from Employer Partnership Initiatives

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:44:07 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Corrections Minister Louise Upston is impressed at the results being achieved by the Department’s Employer Partnerships initiatives and is looking forward to them continuing to make a positive difference to people’s lives.More >>

Women will fight hurdles to equal pay

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:49:57 +1200 | NZEI

26 July 2017 Women in education will fight the Government's attempt to create new hurdles that make it harder for us to achieve fair pay, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. The Government released the text of its Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill today.More >>

Pay Equity Bill introduced

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:46:49 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Pay Equity Bill introduced Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse has today introduced the Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill to Parliament. More >>

Small Firms’ Growth Expectations Hit Two-Year High

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:25:32 +1200 | ANZ Business NZ

After a slow start to the year, confidence among small businesses rebounded in the June quarter, and their activity expectations are the highest in two years, according to ANZ’s Business Micro Scope survey.More >>

Kāpiti to Get Youth ‘Work Ready’

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:05:40 +1200 | Joint Press Release

Kāpiti Coast - Monday 24th July 2017 A not-for-profit initiative to help 16-25 year olds to gain the skills required to secure local employment has been launched on the Kāpiti Coast.More >>

Hawke’s Bay Plan for Regional Prosperity Gains Momentum

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:15:50 +1200 | Matariki

Launched a year ago this week (on 27 July 2016) Matariki – Hawke’s Bay Regional Economic Development Strategy (HBREDS) was the result of collaborative efforts by businesses, Iwi, Councils and government agencies to produce a plan aimed at diversifying ...More >>

Christchurch City Council & The Living Wage

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:27:21 +1200 | Keep Our Assets Canterbury

Keep Our Assets Canterbury (KOA) is pleased the Council has finally released one of the reports prepared by its staff on the Living Wage before a debate and vote at this Thursday’s council meeting.More >>

Waikato Council’s Cadetship Programme Labelled as a Win-Win

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:49:17 +1200 | Waikato District Council

24 July 2017 - Waikato District Council has initiated a partnership with Wintec to create employment opportunities for civil engineering students and develop highly-skilled and well-rounded staff members.More >>

Ed McKnight Launches NZ Young Professionals Podcast

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:46:33 +1200 | Young Professionals

Monday, 24th July 2017 - Young professionals are often talked about in the press, but seldom join the conversation. Young professional, Ed McKnight hopes to change that.More >>

Women embracing rebuild opportunities

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 12:07:04 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Women embracing rebuild opportunities The number of women working in construction in Canterbury has more than doubled since the quakes, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says. This week’s Greater Christchurch Dashboard ...More >>

Careerforce Graduates First Health & Wellbeing Apprentices

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:59:09 +1200 | Careerforce

The very first cohort of New Zealand’s Health and Wellbeing Apprentices will be celebrated in style at a graduation evening next month, as part of the Careerforce Workforce Development Conference (CWDC), hosted at Te Papa from 7-8 August 2017.More >>

Campaign to Recruit Female Infrastructure Industry Staff

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:58:49 +1200 | Connexis

Wellington, 20 July 2017: Women from around the country recently experienced a taste of a career in the Infrastructure Industry. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the ch-ch-changes at IRD

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:45:09 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

N ew Zealand may pride itself on being relatively free of political corruption, but the corruption of our political language has built up a fine head of steam. On any number of issues we’re now supposedly engaged in a ‘conversation’ about ...More >>

Government launches plan to close gender pay gap

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:48:37 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 20 (BusinessDesk) - Women's Minister Paula Bennett has today launched the first step of a plan to close the gender pay gap in New Zealand, which is the same as it was a decade ago. More >>

Private sector commits to closing the pay gap

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:25:17 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Women’s Minister Paula Bennett has today released guidance for private sector companies about actions they can take to close their gender pay gap. More >>

5.1% Increase in Average Retail Wage Rates

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:02:35 +1200 | Retail NZ

Retail NZ has published the results of its annual report on wages across the sector and, on average, wages have increased by 5.1 per cent over the last year, from $20.73 to $21.80.More >>

IRD should hold the phone before cutting jobs

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:55:07 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Inland Revenue’s expected announcement to cut at least 1500 jobs later today is baffling, given news they don’t even have enough staff to pick up their phones, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.More >>

Not earning or learning – understanding Otago youth in need

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:36:32 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

In the 2015 calendar year, 87,650 New Zealanders aged 15–24 years spent more time not in employment, education, or training (NEET) than they did in either education or employment, according to research conducted jointly between Stats NZ, Methodist ...More >>


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