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Employment

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.

Labour market continues to improve

More people are working and unemployment has fallen to 5.6 percent according to the latest figures from Statistics New Zealand.

Architects sought as NZ building boom continues

Many architecture jobs are being created as building projects continue to boom in New Zealand, particularly on the commercial side in Christchurch and the residential side in Auckland, says recruiting experts Hays.

157 people take up '$3k to Christchurch' jobseeker incentive

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says 157 people across the country have so far taken up the Government’s 3K to Christchurch scheme.

Labour policies a step change for working people - CTU

"After six long years of working life getting tougher in New Zealand workers have been given a real choice today with the announcement of Labours Industrial Relations policy package." CTU President Helen Kelly said

Labour 'will raise minimum wage, restore work rights'

A Labour government will raise the minimum wage $2 an hour to $16.25 and restore work rights to ensure the benefits of economic growth are shared fairly by all New Zealanders, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says.