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What do employers look for?

Wouldn’t it be useful to know exactly what it is that prospective employers want from their candidates? That’s a question New Force pondered, because knowing the answer could drive up the probability of securing first-time job seekers work.

Extending workplace literacy an essential investment - ITF

Extending Workplace Literacy is an essential investment. Extending workplace literacy funding to industry training is an essential economic and social investment for New Zealand, says the Industry Training Federation.

Kiwi job seekers savvy searching available channels

First-time job seekers in New Zealand are highly optimistic of their chances of finding work and they are using multiple channels to seek out opportunities.

Another example of a McDonald's worker shortpaid annual leave - union

McDonald's worker Shontelle Kingston got a week's annual leave paid out at 30 hours last week when it should have been 45.65 hours.

Prime Minister must back working Kiwis - CTU

The Prime Minister needs to reassess his priorities and move urgently to stop working Kiwis losing up to a million dollars a day says CTU Secretary Sam Huggard.

People in casual jobs need govt to save their holiday pay - TEU

It is likely that thousands of people working in universities, polytechnics and wānanga have had holiday pay taken from them, says TEU national secretary Sharn Riggs.

Govt 'must move urgently' to prevent working people losing millions

The Government must take action urgently to prevent working people losing up to a million dollars a day in unpaid holiday pay while the multi-billion dollar payroll problem is fixed, says CTU Secretary Sam Huggard.

Support staff ignored in education funding review - NZEI

Educators are concerned that Support Staff - representing a third of the education workforce - have not received a single mention in any of the government papers relating to its review of education funding.

Former Middlemore cooks 'fed up' with long wait for gratuity pay

Former Middlemore Hospital cooks and menu processors are fed up with the long wait for tens of thousands of dollars in gratuity payments they’re owed after they lost their jobs.

E tu begins work on media merger ComCom submission

E tū says its journalist members and the union have begun work on their Commerce Commission submission on the proposed merger of NZME and Fairfax New Zealand Limited. The Commission this week released the key issues it will consider as it decides whether to approve the merger.

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