Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Maharey Launches Student Job Search Network

Maharey Launches Student Job Search Nationwide Network

Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey launched a new $1.9m nationwide computer network for Student Job Search in Auckland this afternoon.

Opportunities for summer employment are important to provide students with work experience and with savings for their coming year's study. An additional $3m was invested in Student Job Search in the Budget to assist it to find more work for students over the summer and to upgrade its technology. Asia-on-Line's internet portal is being used to create a customised Virtual Private Network offering a vastly improved service to students and employers.

"The network we are launching today gives Student Job Search state-of-the-art technology.

"It provides a nationally networked system operating from one computer, rather than six regional networks, which the organisation has been used to. The new technology opens a variety of possibilities for Student Job Search to make its service more efficient in new ways.

"The system allows for efficient e-mail contacts with employers, on-line job boards, a reduction in telephone costs and an interface with the Department of Work and Income to enable the speedy exchange of information needed to confirm eligibility for the Community Wage Student and student allowances," Steve Maharey said.

Student Job Search media contact: Lindsay Wright, National Director, Student Job Search, c/- Copthorne Hotel, (09) 379 8509.

Media are invited to attend the launch of the Student Job Search nationwide computer network at the Auckland Student Job Search centre, Student Union Building, University of Auckland at 4.30pm this afternoon.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Tax Working Group’s Road Map

Trying to analyse the interim report on the Tax Working Group (TWG) is like trying to review an entire All Blacks game, but at the half- time mark.

With so much still to be finalised, Sir Michael Cullen and his colleagues are going to need all the All Blacks’ fabled finishing skills to get a coherent, fiscally neutral package together by the February 2019 deadline. More>>


Meth Testing Report: Housing NZ "To Right Wrong"

Phil Twyford “Housing NZ acknowledges that around 800 tenants suffered by either losing their tenancies, losing their possessions, being suspended from the public housing waiting list, negative effects on their credit ratings or, in the worst cases, being made homeless.” More>>


No Reshuffle: Meka Whaitiri Removed As A Minister

Meka Whaitiri will be removed as a Minister with immediate effect... The decision was made after receiving a report into an incident that occurred on 27 August in Gisborne, involving Meka Whaitiri and one of her staff. More>>


Pay Equity Bill: Making History For Women’s Pay

The Equal Pay Amendment Bill, introduced to the House today, will make it easier for workers to make a pay equity claim , using a more simple and accessible process within New Zealand’s existing bargaining framework. More>>


Suffrage 125: NZ A Trailblazer For Women

“We acknowledge the work of Kate Sheppard, Meri Te Tai Mangakāhia, and all of the suffragists who tirelessly campaigned for the vote… Today we also need to ask each other: how we can continue to make our country a fairer and better place to continue the legacy of the suffragists.” More>>


Asylum: Refugee Quota Increasing To 1500

“The quota increase will take place from July 2020. In the meantime, we will work to increase the number and spread of refugee resettlement and support services. We need to make sure we’re prepared for this change in policy.” More>>





InfoPages News Channels