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Student Job Search gets $785,000 boost

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Student Job Search gets $785,000 boost to find more work for students over summer

NZ’s largest student employment service to strengthen links with businesses needing casual or part-time staff


8 December 2009


Support for tertiary students looking to find work over summer has increased considerably with the Government announcement of $785,000 additional funding for Student Job Search.

With more than 250,000 tertiary students finishing exams and looking for summer work, Student Job Search has welcomed the additional funding from the Government to help find more jobs for students and strengthen the long-term future of the New Zealand economy.

Student Job Search CEO Paul Kennedy says, “We’ll be seeking out businesses that hire a lot of casual, part-time or summer staff, who may be unaware that Student Job Search can increase their profits by saving time and money recruiting staff. Over the summer, there are increasing numbers of tertiary students who are looking for work and it is important that as many students as possible find work in order to continue their studies.”

The Government has been working with Student Job Search to explore more ways to help tertiary students find work this summer and get more businesses and communities thinking about the value students can bring to the table.

“In order to grow the New Zealand economy, the country needs to give opportunities to the workforce of tomorrow and keep Kiwi communities vibrant”, Mr Kennedy said.

“We handle the whole process up to providing a shortlist of candidates for each role free of charge. Additionally, businesses who hire students get access to some of New Zealand’s best and brightest young people, which improves their profitability and operational efficiency at a time when every dollar counts.”

Potential employers can hire a student by going to www.sjs.co.nz or calling 0800 757 562.

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