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CTU: Falling economic growth - wage rises overdue

"The lower GDP growth in the three months to June is further evidence that growth has peaked. New Zealand’s economy is on the way down to mediocre growth rates," says CTU economist Bill Rosenberg.

Slight drop in skilled job vacancies advertised online

Skilled job vacancies advertised online dropped 0.4 per cent in August, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Jobs Online report. In the previous year skilled vacancies advertised online increased by six per cent.

EAs get 'unique insight into the inner workings of orgs'

If you want a career that offers unique insight into the inner workings of an organisation and its leaders, New Zealand’s leading recruiter suggests you become an Executive Assistant (EA).

What it takes to be an EA: 500 top EAs have their say

They are the invisible glue behind every executive, but what does it really take to be a successful Executive Assistant (EA)? Recruiting experts Hays Office Support interviewed 536 top EAs face-to-face to determine their DNA.

Employment Charter 'will strengthen migrants' rights'

Establishing an Employment Charter for construction companies is a critical step to strengthening the rights of migrant workers that are fast becoming the face of the Christchurch rebuild, according to an alliance of union groups.

Construction surges ahead but salaries lag behind

80 per cent of employers say business activity has increased in New Zealand’s construction industry over the last 12 months yet salaries remain steady for most roles, according to the 2014 Hays Construction/NZIOB Salary Guide.

Growing job market 'requires upskilling'

Demand for skilled staff is growing so those wanting a better life should up-skill to meet employer requirements, according to the creators of New Zealand’s new career development tool.

Skilled job vacancies up in July

Skilled job vacancies advertised online increased by 0.6 per cent from June, while the total number of online advertisements for skilled jobs has grown by 9.9 per cent in the past year to July, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Jobs Online report.

HRC release youth employment findings

Getting young people into work is about preparing them for work and ensuring they have ongoing support: sustainable youth employment isn’t a tick the box exercise.

Pacific unemployment still highest in the country - Sio

The Minister of Pacific Island Affairs can boast all he wants about changes to employment statistics for Pacific people but the reality for many Pacific people is nowhere close to National’s promised brighter future, Labour’s Pacific Affairs spokesperson Su’a William Sio says.