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Jump in employment figures for Pacific peoples

The number of Pacific people employed increased by 9.6 per cent in the year to September 2015, according to the latest Labour Market Factsheets for Māori and Pacific peoples released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today.

Expectations high for a pay rise and bonus in 2016

The majority of business professionals believe 2016 will be a good year financially, with nearly three quarters expecting to receive a pay rise and/or bonus, according to the findings of an annual survey conducted by leading specialist recruitment firm Robert Walters.

Attracting a workforce when there's no salary on offer

The not-for-profit sector contributes around NZ$7 billion to the nation’s economy. It’s big business, and is largely supported by volunteers who contribute an additional NZ$3.3 billion in unpaid work to the economy every year.

Vacancies rise 1.8 per cent in October - report

The number of job vacancies advertised online rose by 1.8 per cent in October, while there was a 4.3 per cent rise across the year, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) latest Jobs Online report.

Law society applauds Coroner gender parity

The New Zealand Law Society says the swearing in of Brigitte Windley as a Coroner on 23 November will mean a majority of New Zealand’s coronial bench are women.

NZ unemployment now worse than Australia - Robertson

New Zealand’s unemployment rate is now worse than Australia’s - an economy described as ‘fast becoming a basket case’, Labour Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says. "Last night Australia’s new figures put unemployment at 5.9 per cent. New Zealand’s is 6 per cent.

Employees want to stay 5+ years - poll

Two-thirds of New Zealanders want to stay with an employer for more than five years, according to a poll of 1,084 New Zealanders by recruiting experts Hays.

Kiwi workers 'more accepting than Australian counterparts'

New Zealand workplaces are more diverse and accepting, especially when compared to their Australian counterparts, according to a new study by HR and recruitment specialists Randstad.

Kiwi women working for free - Pay Equity Challenge Coalition

New Zealand’s gender pay gap means that women are effectively working for free from today until the end of the year, according to Pay Equity Coalition Spokesperson, Wellington, Angela McLeod.

Pay women more - Green Party

The Government should set a target date for when women will be paid on par with men in the public sector to show that it take fair pay seriously this Equal Pay Day, the Green Party said today.