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Kiwi women 'earn $608,000 less than men' over their lifetime

New Zealand has one of the narrowest gender pay gaps in the OECD but, on average, kiwi women still earn $608,000 less than men over their entire lifetime, according to a report released by ANZ today.

Facilities management industry 'takes off in NZ'

Demand for facilities management services in New Zealand is set to grow in the months ahead as companies continue to outsource the management of their buildings and assets, says recruiting experts Hays Facilities Management.

Every minute eight people visit

Careers New Zealand’s Plain English award winning website,, receives around four million visits a year - which equates to eight people visiting the site every minute.

Gender stocktake 'reveals some Ministers have a lot of work to do'

A gender stocktake of appointments to state sector boards reveals some Government ministers are doing very well while others need to try a lot harder says EEO Commissioner Jackie Blue.

Minister welcomes Health and Safety Reform Bill report

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse has welcomed today’s Select Committee report on the Health and Safety Reform Bill.

Optimism over paid parental leave bill

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed the news that a Member's Bill to extend paid parental leave to 26 weeks is back before parliament.

Union comes to assistance of distressed crew on Lancelot V

Foreign crew aboard a detained ship in Tauranga have received interim payments totalling thousands of dollars after unions intervened following several months of serious problems.

Contractors minimum wage bill deserves support - CTU

A bill that will allow workers engaged as contractors to access minimum pay rates deserves the full support of Parliament tonight.

'Employers must adapt' to older workers' needs

Employers will need to consider more flexible work schedules and reduced hours to accommodate the needs of an expanding older workforce, according to Massey University researchers.

Job advertisements: Employers thinking twice

Demand for labour continues to ease nationally, but is growing in Auckland and Hawke's Bay, according to the latest ANZ job advertising data. Total job advertising fell 0.6% in June (seasonally adjusted), meaning job ads have declined for five of the past six months.