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T H E J O B S L E T T E R 1 3 2

T H E J O B S L E T T E R 1 3 2
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published in New Zealand 13 October 2000

I N T H I S I S S U E
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FUTUREWORK RESEARCH
FUTURE INCOMES CONFERENCE
PAUL CALLISTER ON DISAPPEARING WORK
SIMON CHAPPLE ON MAORI DISADVANTAGE
WAITARA
NZH — THE JOBS CHALLENGE
INDUSTRY NZ BOARD
DEPRIVATION ATLAS
MAYORS / GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP


The Jobs Letter is now freely available on the internet at

http://www.jobsletter.org.nz/jbl13200.htm

or to download as a PDF file (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) at

http://www.jobsletter.org.nz/pdf/jbl132.pdf

E X E C U T I V E S U M M A R Y

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* Our Diary of key events over the last few weeks. Social worker shortages, Queenstown vacancies, W orld Economic Forum, Mayors Taskforce partnerships, Glenbrook upgrade, SIT free fees, workers buses , global debt, teacher recruitment crisis, laying cables, and the brain drain ad.

http://www.jobsletter.org.nz/jbl13201.htm

* The government has announced further details of its plans for research into the future of work. T he “Workforce 2010” project which will identify the challenges New Zealanders will face in the 21st century labour market.

http://www.jobsletter.org.nz/jbl13200.htm#futurework

* Future Incomes conference convener Ian Ritchie is calling for a “national incomes policy” which w ill set clear goals for our national progress towards a more equitable spread of income.

http://www.jobsletter.org.nz/jbl13200.htm#ritchie

* Researcher Paul Callister says that statistical data does not support the view that paid work in New Zealand is continuing to “disappear”. But New Zealand society is polarising into neighbourhoods of “choice” and neighbourhoods of “fate”.

http://www.jobsletter.org.nz/jbl13200.htm#callister

* Labour Department researcher Simon Chapple raises questions on commonly held views on Maori disad vantage.

http://www.jobsletter.org.nz/jbl13200.htm#chapple

* Links to papers from the Future Incomes Conference and also Ministry of Social Policy seminars.

http://www.jobsletter.org.nz/jbl13200.htm#papers

* Is Waitara a racial time-bomb ... or a case study of the effects of growing unemployment and depr ivation on a small town?

http://www.jobsletter.org.nz/jbl13200.htm#waitara

* The New Zealand Herald has begun a major new feature series called “The Jobs Challenge” by Simon Collins and Mathew Dearnaley.

http://www.jobsletter.org.nz/nzh2000.htm

* Industry New Zealand has announced its first Board members. http://www.jobsletter.org.nz/jbl13200.htm#board

* The “Atlas” of deprivation in New Zealand raises awareness of the need to find local area solutio ns to poverty.

http://www.jobsletter.org.nz/jbl13200.htm#deprivation

* The Mayors Taskforce for Jobs have signed up a partnership agreement with government at the Beehi ve which seeks to ensure that “barriers are removed where possible” so that “appropriate, innovativ e and flexible decisions” can be made at the local level.

http://www.jobsletter.org.nz/jbl13200.htm#signup

* In his latest book “The Age of Access”, Jeremy Rifkin explores the new culture of “hypercapitalis m” where “... all of life is a paid-for experience”. See our online bookstore at

http://www.jobsletter.org.nz/books/1585420182.htm

C R E D I T S

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ISSN No. 1172-6695 edited by Vivian Hutchinson for the Jobs Research Trust P.O.Box 428, New Plymouth, New Zealand phone 06-753-4434 fax 06-753-4430 email — editor@jobsletter.org.nz

Associates - Rodger Smith, Dave Owens and Jo Howard Secretary - Shirley Vickery

T H E J O B S L E T T E R
is an essential information and media watch on jobs, employment, unemployment, the future of work, and related economic and education issues. The Jobs Research Trust is a not-for-profit Charitable Trust constituted in 1994 to develop and distribute information that will help our communities create more jobs and reduce unemployment and poverty in New Zealand.

Kia taea ai te tangata te whiwhi mahi ahakoa ki whea, ahakoa ko wai.

Our objective is that every New Zealander will have the opportunity to be in paid work.

visit The Jobs Research Website

Premier Award Winner of the 1999 Media Peace Awards

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