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Better deal for Manawatu students with SJS

2 August 2005

Better deal for Manawatu students with SJS

Student employees in the Manwatu region are earning more, staying longer in jobs and enjoying greater success at finding work according to figures released today by Student Job Search (SJS).

“The 2004/05 figures show that Manawatu students are enjoying more money in their pockets and finding quality, well-paying, duration jobs through our organisation,” says SJS regional manager, Barry Dowell.

Over the past year, students in the Manawatu region earned a total of $6,333,000. This is a huge 27.9 percent increase on the total dollars earned in 2003/04.

SJS Manawatu placed 6151 students into employment. The average hourly wage for those students increased 4.0 percent to $10.87. Over 2564 students earned more than $10.50 per hour, a massive 78.3 percent jump.

Nationwide, students earned an average hourly wage of $11.85 and a total of $77,171,000 during 2004/05. This is equivalent to more than $1,350 per student.

In addition to wage increases, the number of students being placed into duration jobs in the Manawatu is pleasing. In total, 556 students engaged in long-term employment through SJS.

“Securing a good job while studying greatly improves students’ employment prospects when they graduate, particularly when they can demonstrate they have been applying their talents in a relevant role already,” Mr Dowell says.

“Through SJS, students can apply for jobs that are designed expressly for their skills and talents in a particular field of study.

“Employers know they will be hiring someone talented, while students are gaining invaluable work experience and reducing the burden of debt,” says Mr Dowell.

ENDS

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