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Employment

How to make teleworking work

AUT University’s New Zealand Work Research Institute (NZWRI) has released the Telework Briefing, a collection of key findings on managing telework. The briefing is aimed at helping managers implement or review teleworking within organisations.

Job losses at Canpac 'show danger of China dairy exports'

Today’s announcement from Fonterra that up to 110 jobs will be cut at its Canpac facility in the Waikato shows the dangers of relying on dairy exports to China to sustain our economy, says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union.

Demand for talent in Canterbury accelerates

Demand for talent continues to accelerate in the Canterbury region with a 16 per cent year-on-year (June 2013 - June 2014) increase in new job ads, following a four year high in employment opportunities in May[1], says SEEK, New Zealand’s leading employment marketplace.

Fight for 26 weeks paid parental leave to go on

The coalition to support 26 weeks paid parental leave says that public demand for six months leave with a new baby is not going away, and the group will continue to push for government to do more to support better outcomes for children up to the election and beyond.

Has NZ become a nation of lazy jobseekers?

If you expect your ideal employer to knock on your door you’re not alone.

'Greater protections needed' for migrant workers

Exploitation of migrant workers in New Zealand is a growing issue and requires a significant investment in strengthening enforcement of minimum employment standards, says Multicultural New Zealand.

Initiative encourages young women into tech sector careers

Technology companies are being urged to get behind an initiative aimed at encouraging more young women into the tech sector.

Construction sector underpins solid job ad growth

Employment opportunities have maintained momentum in June with New Zealand’s leading employment marketplace, SEEK, revealing a 13.7 per cent increase in new job ad volumes compared with the same period last year (June 2013 - June 2014), underpinned by demand from the construction sector.

90 jobs lost in the Waikato as NZ Post closes mail centre

New Zealand Post has confirmed that 90 jobs will be lost when it closes its Waikato mail processing centre. The confirmation comes after NZ Post announced in June last year that it would be closing its Waikato, Wellington and Dunedin mail centres, at a cost of 500 jobs in total.

Employment confidence rises

The Westpac McDermott Miller Employment Confidence Index rose to 109.9 in the June 2014 quarter, from 108.4 in the March quarter. This is the highest level for the index since September 2008.