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


T H E J O B S L E T T E R 1 3 3
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published in New Zealand 30 October 2000

I N T H I S I S S U E
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COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT GROUP
MAYORS MEET GOVERNMENT MINISTERS
YOUNG UNEMPLOYED
TRANZ RAIL
INCOME INEQUALITY
DEBATING CHAPPLE
THE JOBS CHALLENGE

The Jobs Letter is now freely available on the internet at http://www.jobsletter.org.nz/jbl13300.htm

or to download as a PDF file (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) at http://www.jobsletter.org.nz/pdf/jbl133.pdf

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

* Our Diary of key events over the last few weeks. Tranz Rail, Sale of Fletcher Energy, Bakers shortage, Masive IT vacancies in the US, Government-Business Meeting, Olympic jobs, trades-people leaving, more lay-offs, student loan processing, rebuilding mental health sector, and the Americas Cup jobs figures. http://www.jobsletter.org.nz/jbl13301.htm

* Our interview with Charlie Moore, the new General Manager of the Community Employment Group (CEG) http://www.jobsletter.org.nz/jbl13310.htm

* The Mayors Taskforce for Jobs has met with Ministers in Wellington in the latest of their consultation forums. http://www.jobsletter.org.nz/jbl13300.htm#mayors



* Youth Affairs Minister Laila Harre tells the Mayors that, in the last census, 42.7% of the unemployed were under the age of 25. She says the government is trying to address the fact that successive administrations have focussed on skills training rather than job creation. http://www.jobsletter.org.nz/jbl13300.htm#challenge

* Tranz Rail is to sell its long-distance passenger services and contract out some key operations. Some unprofitable branch lines may close. Political commentator Chris Trotter argues that the taxpayer should buy back the railway network. http://www.jobsletter.org.nz/jbl13300.htm#tranz

* There continues to be a growing inequality in the labour market in New Zealand — with top income people getting more, while people at the bottom are getting less. http://www.jobsletter.org.nz/jbl13300.htm#income

* University of Otago senior lecturer in economics Robert Alexander has taken issue with Simon Chapple’s report on the “Closing the Gaps” statistics http://www.jobsletter.org.nz/jbl13300.htm#chapple

* Voices – from the continuing New Zealand Herald Jobs Challenge series. http://www.jobsletter.org.nz/jbl13300.htm#voices

* Check out our directory of The Jobs Challenge series. http://www.jobsletter.org.nz/nzh2000.htm

* “Building Wealth -- The New Rules for Individuals, Companies and Nations” by Lester C. Thurow. In this book, Thurow describes how the new economy is dismantling the old foundations of personal, business and national success and how the old career ladders are disappearing. See our online bookstore at http://www.jobsletter.org.nz/books/0887309518.htm

C R E D I T S ------------------------------------- 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.

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