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Record Earnings Top $88 Mil for Tertiary Students

Press Release for Immediate Release
14th August 2006
For Immediate Release

Record Earnings Top $88 Million for Tertiary Students

Students at New Zealand’s tertiary institutions earned a record $88 million from jobs gained through Student Job Search (SJS). The result saw student earnings jump $11 million for the year ending 30th June 2006.

“The team at Student Job Search are thrilled with the record $88 million of earnings that has been achieved for students. As a student owned and governed organisation many students directly benefit from the service provided by SJS,” said Conor Roberts, National Chair of Student Job Search.

“For many students, the extra money they earn through SJS is what helps them get through study.”

“We have also seen student hourly earnings increase by an average of 4.8%, up from $11.87 to $12.45. This means more money is going into student pockets and it has never been a better time for current students looking for a job to visit us.”

“The work that students find through SJS helps students pay for rent, food and the bills. It also helps students to fund the high cost of their studies. Through SJS tertiary students are building up tangible work experience which in many cases puts them in a much stronger position when the graduate.”

“Student Job Search is also seeing a greater range of employers utilise our service looking for long-term or short-term, skilled, semi-skilled employees."

“Tertiary students are plugging vital skills gaps and are now a key component in the skilled workforce. In working with Studylink, SJS is assisting in the Government’s tertiary strategy for workplace ready graduates by functioning as a key linkage between the academic environment and the business world.”

“Student Job Search is looking forward to another year of helping students into jobs and helping employers find the people they need in the workplace,” Mr Roberts concluded.

Student Job Search is a not for profit organisation owned and run by local Students’ Associations. It is funded by Student Associations and Government via StudyLink.


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