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Vodafone scheme to back those with on the job qualifications

Vodafone New Zealand is the first company to successfully pilot and deploy the Tertiary Education Commission’s Direct Funding Scheme (DFS) designed to encourage companies to give more industry training opportunities to their employees.

3K to Work launched across New Zealand

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the successful 3K to Christchurch employment initiative has now been expanded to other regions to assist job seekers to relocate for full-time employment.

Leadership programme helps women explore their strengths

Three well-established leadership experts - Suzi McAlpine, Fiona Fenwick and Jayne Muller - have launched an intensive four-day leadership programme, designed to educate, inspire and empower female leaders living in New Zealand.

'Large pay gap' in state sector

The release of the remuneration of public service and state sector chief executives has been welcomed by the PSA as great example of transparency but one that reveals a large gap between the senior managers and other staff in the state sector.

HRC welcomes state sector human resource survey

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed the State Services Commission’s 2015 Human Resource Capability (HRC) Survey.

More women senior leaders in State sector

The number of women in senior leadership roles in the State sector has grown from 16% to 44.2% since 2008, and 38% of current or acting Chief Executives in the Public Service are women - the highest proportion ever - while the total spend on employing Public Service chief executives has remained

Jump in employment figures for Pacific peoples

The number of Pacific people employed increased by 9.6 per cent in the year to September 2015, according to the latest Labour Market Factsheets for Māori and Pacific peoples released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today.

Expectations high for a pay rise and bonus in 2016

The majority of business professionals believe 2016 will be a good year financially, with nearly three quarters expecting to receive a pay rise and/or bonus, according to the findings of an annual survey conducted by leading specialist recruitment firm Robert Walters.

Attracting a workforce when there's no salary on offer

The not-for-profit sector contributes around NZ$7 billion to the nation’s economy. It’s big business, and is largely supported by volunteers who contribute an additional NZ$3.3 billion in unpaid work to the economy every year.

Vacancies rise 1.8 per cent in October - report

The number of job vacancies advertised online rose by 1.8 per cent in October, while there was a 4.3 per cent rise across the year, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) latest Jobs Online report.

Law society applauds Coroner gender parity

The New Zealand Law Society says the swearing in of Brigitte Windley as a Coroner on 23 November will mean a majority of New Zealand’s coronial bench are women.

NZ unemployment now worse than Australia - Robertson

New Zealand’s unemployment rate is now worse than Australia’s - an economy described as ‘fast becoming a basket case’, Labour Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says. "Last night Australia’s new figures put unemployment at 5.9 per cent. New Zealand’s is 6 per cent.

Employees want to stay 5+ years - poll

Two-thirds of New Zealanders want to stay with an employer for more than five years, according to a poll of 1,084 New Zealanders by recruiting experts Hays.

Kiwi workers 'more accepting than Australian counterparts'

New Zealand workplaces are more diverse and accepting, especially when compared to their Australian counterparts, according to a new study by HR and recruitment specialists Randstad.

Kiwi women working for free - Pay Equity Challenge Coalition

New Zealand’s gender pay gap means that women are effectively working for free from today until the end of the year, according to Pay Equity Coalition Spokesperson, Wellington, Angela McLeod.

Pay women more - Green Party

The Government should set a target date for when women will be paid on par with men in the public sector to show that it take fair pay seriously this Equal Pay Day, the Green Party said today.

Unitec privatises 55 student support jobs - TEU

Unitec’s plan to take jobs from 55 people who support students, and hand them to a private call centre is a travesty says TEU national president Sandra Grey.

Young people 'feel betrayed' by Govt over zero-hour contracts

The youth network of the Public Service Association (PSA), New Zealand’s largest union, says young people feel betrayed by the Government who have entrenched unfair zero-hour contracts instead of keeping their promise to get rid of them.

Youth unemployment rise worries students

Student leaders are reporting increasing concern amongst students of their graduate prospects as the unemployment rate rises to 6% and youth unemployment increases 1.7% to 15.33%.

More quality jobs is good for all - but does Govt have a plan?

The CTU is encouraging the Government to do more to create quality jobs for Kiwis. Figures out today show that there are fewer Kiwis in work and 40,000 more people without jobs compared to this time last year.

National 'scores a fail in economics as unemployment rises'

The extra 11,000 Kiwis now out of work as a result of National’s economic mismanagement shows the Government’s plan is not working for all New Zealanders, the Green Party says.

Unemployment rises 0.1 per cent

The latest Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) has reflected the softening of the economy in the first half of the year, with an increase in unemployment from 5.9 to 6.0 per cent.

Unemployment rises, National fiddles - Labour

Unemployment has risen for four quarters in a row to hit 6 per cent, meaning New Zealand is bucking the trend of other countries where joblessness has been falling, Labour Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says.

Employment falls as unemployment rises to 6.0 percent

The unemployment rate increased to 6.0 percent in the September 2015 quarter (up from 5.9 percent), Statistics New Zealand said today. At the same time, 11,000 fewer people were employed than in the June quarter. This was the first quarterly fall in employment in three years.

Young workers tell MPs zero-hour contracts must go

Stand Up, the youth union movement, told MPs today that zero-hour contracts are unacceptable and must go, during select committee hearings on the Employment Standards Legislation Bill.

Job advertisements: Spring lift

ANZ job advertising data lifted in September, in keeping with the improvement in other ANZ proprietary monthly economic indicators such as business and consumer confidence and the Truckometer.

HRC welcomes pay equity milestone

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed plans to set up a working group to develop agreed principles on pay equity for all sectors of the economy.

New construction law better protects subbies - Minister

Subcontractors will benefit from Parliament’s passage today of the Construction Contracts Amendment Bill which will provide improved security of payment and better access to dispute resolution, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.

NZEI supports moves to lift pay for thousands of working women

NZEI is welcoming the government’s decision to begin negotiations over equal pay for women.

'Welcome news' for low paid support workers in health sector

The Public Service Association welcomes the news that the Government will be entering negotiations to address low pay for care and support workers in disability, home support and aged care.

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