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Young people are future for key construction player

Careers New Zealand’s employer-led three-day Work Inspiration Programme is being held in Auckland from 20 - 22 June, delivered in partnership with Canam Group.

Online job ads continue growing strongly

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith says the latest Jobs Online report shows strong growth in online job advertisements at 11.8 per cent in the year to May 2017.

Kiwis green light flexible working - but only if it doesn't hinder their career

An overwhelming 93 per cent of New Zealanders would prefer to work flexibly if it didn’t disadvantage their career.

VBS part of the rural workforce challenge

The Voluntary Bonding Scheme is making a valuable contribution to solving rural workforce shortages but is only part of the ongoing response to GP and nurse shortages in rural areas, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network Chief Executive Dalton Kelly.

Carter Holt Harvey brings shame to Kiwi name across the ditch - E tu union

New Zealand’s largest private sector union is calling on New Zealand’s richest man, billionaire Graeme Hart, to stop giving New Zealand a bad name in his treatment of Australian workers.

Proposed closure of ACC call centres 'disappointing' - PSA

PSA members are surprised and disappointed at the Accident Compensation Corporation’s proposals to close two call centres in Auckland and Wellington. 27 PSA members may be affected if the Corporation follows through on its plans, and some may lose their jobs.

'Working people support Greens announcement of more paid sick leave'

Working people are welcoming today’s announcement from the Green Party that they will increase the legal minimum entitlement of paid sick leave from five days per year to ten.

Canterbury unemployment remains low - Wagner

The latest Greater Christchurch Dashboard shows unemployment in Canterbury is increasing but remains well below national levels, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says.

Disruption could be good for workers in their 40s, 50s and 60s

There is no ‘business as usual’ as far as digital disruption is concerned, but one unique way organisations can prepare for such uncertainty is to employ more older workers.

152,000 more people in employment by 2020 - Goldsmith

The latest employment forecasts released today show that the New Zealand economy will continue to grow total employment over the next three years, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith says.

FIRST Union congratulates care workers, prepares claim for retail workers

FIRST Union is congratulating care workers, their unions - E tū, NZNO and the PSA - and pay equity champion Kristine Bartlett for securing an offer of a historic pay equity settlement.

Historic day as caregivers offered equal pay settlement

Unions representing care and support workers are pleased to be jointly announcing with government a proposed equal pay settlement to 55,000 workers across the aged residential, disability and home support sectors.

Union calls for action on OECD redundancy report

FIRST Union is condemning Workplace Relations Minister Michael Woodhouse for refusing to act on an OECD report showing New Zealanders who are made redundant tend to suffer a drop in wages and job security.

Apprenticeship scheme tackles skills shortage

An apprenticeship programme in the Waikato District is playing its part to address the skills shortage in the New Zealand roading industry following the graduation of its first intake last month.

Labour productivity falls on high input growth

Labour productivity fell 0.7 percent in the year ended March 2016, StatsNZ said today. Labour inputs for the measured sector increased 3.3 percent, the largest increase since the beginning of the series (1996).

Hearing challenges aren't a barrier to success in the Civil Infrastructure Industry

Hearing challenges aren't a barrier to success in the Civil Infrastructure Industry for one long-time Higgins Christchurch employee who has just achieved an industry qualification.

Mayor’s Council and CCO shake-up 'must be more than a PR exercise'

Mayor Phil Goff’s proposed review of Auckland Council and its Council-controlled organisations (CCOs) must not be another exercise in restructuring for the sake of it, and it must safeguard the expertise and functionality of long-serving Local Government staff, the PSA says.

Women's day should mean equal pay - Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the Government to do something meaningful for the women of New Zealand this International Women’s Day, by picking up a Member’s Bill on pay transparency that’s currently in the ballot.

4000 apply for 26 jobs - were 3974 lazy, drug addicts?

So far Prime Minister Bill English has called out-of-work New Zealanders druggies and lazy. "We have a question for him: what does he call the 4000 people who applied for 26 WorkSafe positions around the country?

PM uses 'alternative facts' about Kiwis looking for work

Working people are calling on the Prime Minister to show more respect for Kiwis looking for work.

E tu forced to withdraw from Mayoral meeting on Cadbury

E tÅ« union was forced to withdraw from today’s Mayoral forum on the proposed closure of Dunedin’s Cadbury factory, citing legal concerns.

Job advertisements up 0.5 per cent in January 2017

The number of online job advertisements grew by 0.5 per cent in January 2017 and by 12 per cent over the year to January, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online report.

Settlement of NZRDA MECA reached

NZRDA and the DHBs have agreed to a settlement of the MECA during negotiations today. The DHB bargaining team will recommend settlement to the CEs at a meeting on Thursday, prior to NZRDA formally proceeding to ratification by its members.

Tech capital of NZ recruiting talent

LookSee Wellington, a new global talent search initiative that aims to address the city’s IT skills shortage and position the industry for further growth, is now accepting registrations from talented tech professionals from around the globe.

Living Wage rate to be announced

The official 2017 New Zealand Living Wage will be announced next Tuesday 21 February at 12:01am. The Living Wage is defined as:

Cabin crew seek inclusion in CAA regulations on flight fatigue

Cabin crew say it’s time they were included in Civil Aviation Authority regulations, including rules related to fatigue. While pilots are covered by the regulations, cabin crew are not.

Could you be breaking the 'laws of love' on Valentine's Day in the office?

For most people Valentine’s Day (14 February) is innocent fun, a day where many couples simply celebrate being together. And it’s not uncommon to find people who work together in a close personal relationship.

RSE employers hiring more Kiwis - Woodhouse

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes a report showing the vast majority of employers who take on seasonal workers under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme are also employing more New Zealanders.

Integrated temporary employees make powerful brand - Hays

Organisations are adding temporary and contract employees to their workforce, but are they missing a trick? According to recruiting experts Hays, employers who effectively integrate temporary and contract employees into their team attain a far greater end result than those who don’t.

Minimum wage to increase to $15.75

The minimum wage will increase by 50 cents to $15.75 an hour on 1 April 2017, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse announced today.

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