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

 


Employment opportunities coming up

Paula Bennett

13 June, 2013

Employment opportunities coming up

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett is pleased to see a number of good work opportunities around New Zealand as businesses expand.

“We’re seeing some positive economic indicators, with business confidence growing and it’s translating to jobs which those on benefits can take up,” says Mrs Bennett.

NZ Bus Limited is recruiting up to 120 new staff in the next six months.

Vodafone is currently recruiting call centre staff in Auckland. Working in partnership with Vodafone, Work and Income is contributing to the pipeline of talent the organisation needs by referring people currently on benefit.

Work and Income is working with several other employers to fill positions coming up, including 40 positions with Burger King in Mangere, and in the Waikato region, 40 staff for Wendy’s and 25 staff for Valentines.

A new pharmaceutical plant being built in Feilding requires 30 new staff when the store opens in 18 months and a new K-Mart store in Nelson is recruiting 80-100 full time, part time and casual positions.

“And we’re creating jobs within the Ministry of Social Development by recruiting 140 extra people to process payments and make outbound calls, largely based in Auckland,” says Mrs Bennett.

“We’re also keeping our focus on young people with 7,000 assisted into jobs with Job Streams work subsidies since July 2012.”

“There are many outstanding employers who are willing to provide opportunities to our young people, Scopa restaurant in Wellington is an example of this.”

Scopa and Work and Income are developing rotational internships to introduce more youth to the industry. The initiative will be trialled in late June and will provide five young people with an opportunity for full time work.

There are currently 14,403 young people on benefit, down from 23,545 at the peak in January 2010.

The $62 million Job Streams package includes the Flexi-Wage and Skills for Industry subsidies, which work much like paid apprenticeships.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Legal Fudging Of The GCSB Revelations

As many have noted, the Hager/Snowden revelations of the spying by our security agencies on our Pacific neighbours and allies is a virtual re-run of the pre-election debate.

Unfortunately, it is also a forerunner of the kind of “ debate” we can expect during the upcoming review of the security agency powers, in June. It is a situation where the government (a) stonewalls, (b) baldly asserts that mass surveillance is not occurring despite the Snowden evidence that it is, and (c) claims that the GCSB actions were lawful.

Yet as Greens Co-Leader Russel Norman says, this can be true only if the legislation passed last year by the Key government has made the mass surveillance of New Zealanders – and the related handing over of their private data to the NSA – lawful. More>>

Latest:

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Teina Pora Wins Appeal: Gordon Campbell On The Privy Council Decision

The quashing of the convictions of Teina Pora for the rape and murder of Susan Burdett in 1992 has shone a spotlight once again on a major gap in the New Zealand justice system... More>>

ALSO:

Urgent Bill Planned: MP Pay Rises To Match Public Service

Prime Minister John Key today announced an overhaul of the Remuneration Authority Act, tying MP salaries to those of the wider public sector, which will be passed under urgency. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Press Conference: MP Pay Rises, Solid Energy, Iraq

Prime Minister John Key answered questions in his Post-Cabinet press conference about the Iraq deployment, Solid Energy and National’s decision to overhaul the Remuneration Authority Act. More>>

ALSO:

Worksafe: MSD Charged Over Work And Income Ashburton Shooting

WorkSafe NZ has laid one charge against the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) in relation to the shooting at the MSD Ashburton office on 1 September 2014 in which two Work and Income staff were killed and another was injured. More>>

ALSO:

Iraq: Ex-Hostage Says Government Not Putting NZers, Iraqis First

Harmeet Singh Sooden is travelling to Iraq in the coming weeks to work with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) on a short-term assignment. More>>

ALSO:

Joint Statement: Australia-New Zealand Leaders’ Meeting

Prime Minister Key warmly welcomed Prime Minister Abbott and Mrs Abbott to New Zealand. The visit has enabled wide-ranging and substantive discussion that has underlined the strength, value, diversity and warmth of our trans-Tasman relationship. More>>

ALSO:

Press Conference: Peters To Stand In Northland By-Election

New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters has announced his intention to stand in the Northland by-election, citing his own links to the electorate and ongoing neglect of the region by central government. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news