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Why it's good to be a tradie

Skilled and experienced construction tradespeople are in continuous demand according to recruiting experts Hays, yet a stigma around apprenticeships could be holding more people back from considering a trade career.

Ambulance service cuts will hurt - union

A proposal by St John Ambulance to reduce staff numbers will be an immense loss for both the community who use the service and the workers affected says FIRST Union, the union for Ambulance Professionals.

Job advertisements: Back on the job

Jobs ads rose strongly in March, restoring the upward trend, according to the latest ANZ job advertising data.

NZ job market strengthens - SEEK

Across New Zealand new job ads jumped 6.1 per cent in March, leaving the country in a good state with 5.2 per cent more job ads than 12 months ago. The construction and the property industries are helping grow the Kiwi job market with strong demand for labour in these sectors.

This Admin Appreciation Day, give more than a box of chocolates

Administrative staff up and down the country will be recognised tomorrow, and the Public Service Association is urging businesses, government agencies and NGOs to make a day to remember.

Kaikohe youth take next step into careers

Today 30 young people from Kaikohe graduated from the first stage of the Growing Regional Opportunities through Work (GROW) programme - an initiative stemmed from the Tai Tokerau Northland Economic Action Plan.

Public servants do love their jobs - but staff survey will reveal hidden truths

The public service is a great place to work, but that’s because its employees love helping their communities and making a difference, the PSA says.

Chorus hell-bent on contracting out jobs - union

The announcement today that Downer will lose the fibre rollout contract in the lower North Island is bad news for workers and bad news for customers, says the E tū union.

Holiday pay miscalculation 'more than a mistake', says union

It is simply not credible that nearly every major employer and payroll providing service made a "mistake" in calculating their annual leave entitlements.

New Health and safety law from Monday

The Health and Safety at Work Act comes into force on Monday 4 April. The new law will mean that more Kiwis will come home safely from work.

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