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NZ's top apprentices launch campaign to sign up more school leavers

The GOT A TRADE WEEK campaign will this week raise awareness of careers that exist in 140 trades and services in New Zealand.

Easter Sunday should be for families, not commerce - CTU

The Council of Trade Unions is backing the call of two former All Blacks to protect family time at Easter. A government bill, which will make it easier for shops to open on Easter Sunday, is due back before Parliament this week for its third and final reading.

Crowdsourced advert highlights Kiwis' AFFCO concerns - CTU

Hundreds of concerned New Zealanders have come together to fund a full page advertisement in the Nelson Mail today to tell Sir Peter Talley to negotiate fairly with people who work at Talley’s-owned meat processor AFFCO.

Unemployment count changes 'to meet international standards'

Changes to how the unemployed are counted when they look for work online were made to meet international standards, Statistics NZ said today. This week there has been some misunderstanding of the changes, which were first announced on 29 June 2016.

Job advertisements: On the job in July

Job advertising increased for the sixth month in a row in July signalling solid economic growth but possible skill shortages in the year ahead, according to the latest ANZ job advertising data.

Contractor Bill confused - BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ says a new Bill coming up for vote in Parliament is confused. The Contractor Bill could be passed into law next week, as a result of a vote switch by MP Peter Dunne.

Unemployment rate drops for Manawatu/Whanganui

Unemployment in the Manawatu/Whanganui region dropped by 600 people in the year ending June 2016 which is the lowest unemployment rate in over two years, explains Jono Naylor, National List MP based in Palmerston North.

Jobless Northland reflects National's neglect - NZ First

High unemployment in Northland shows the region is struggling to recover from years of neglect by National, says New Zealand First.

Automation in the workplace - friend or foe?

Fifty-six per cent of New Zealanders ‘definitely’ think their job will be impacted by artificial intelligence (AI) and automation in the next 10 years, according to recruiting experts Hays.

More women contributing to the workforce

New Zealand women’s contribution to the economy continues to grow, said Minister for Women Louise Upston. "The latest Household Labour Force Survey shows women’s participation is now 64.6 percent (June 2016 quarter), continuing an upward trend.

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