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Minimum wage increase good for students

PRESS RELEASE - 18th DECEMBER 2006 4.30pm

Minimum wage increase good for students

Student Job Search (SJS) National Chairperson, Conor Roberts welcomed the increase in the minimum wage today noting it will be, “good for students, their families and the community”.

“We are pleased that the Government has increased the minimum wage again this year, this will mean more money in the pockets of students who will be working next year to cover some of the costs of their study.”

“With an incredibly strong economy and employment market, the increase in the minimum wage comes at an appropriate time and is a great Christmas present for all those student workers who will be on $11.25 per hour when it comes in next April.”

Student Job Search is the employment service for tertiary students and works to get great jobs for students while they study. Summer is traditionally Student Job Search’s busiest time of the year.

“The signaled $1 increase in the minimum wage should push all wage rates up for students studying over summer,” said Mr Roberts.

“Since 1 October we have placed students in a total of 11,316 jobs, which have earned them $31.5 million so far.”

“The average amount earned by students in jobs found through SJS was $12.90 per hour. We have been focusing on getting higher value quality and course related work for students this year.”

“With the minimum wage increase and the tight labour market, there has never been a better time for students to enroll on www.sjs.co.nz and get a job with Student Job Search,” Mr Roberts concluded.

ENDS

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