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Understanding Fair Pay Agreements Bill

This is the most significant amendment to the employment relations act since its inception in 2000.

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May 19th, 2022 at 4:27 pm

Regions & Categories: Employment,New Zealand

Above and Beyond Employers Award

In recognition of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Workbridge recognises special employers who have gone above and beyond to show their commitment to creating a more inclusive workplace.

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December 27th, 2020 at 10:30 am

Small Business owners who are disabled get a helping hand to grow digital

Small business owners who are disabled can get help growing their digital capacity, thanks to a new pilot initiative operated by Workbridge and funded by the Department of Internal Affairs.

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December 3rd, 2020 at 3:22 pm

Regions & Categories: Employment,Wellington

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Myjobspace Shows Support to Employers

Free job posting for Employers at Myjobspace available up to 30th June 2020.

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May 9th, 2020 at 10:20 am

Regions & Categories: Employment,New Zealand

Unemployment: New Zealanders Just Don’t Want to Work

The latest statistics show that more kiwis are unemployed – 4.3% of the workforce. So why are all of these people out of work? Yes, there is the argument that the number of new jobs being created is down, but what about the shortage of workers in key industries like Trades & Construction? The fact of the matter is, there are people out there who could work, but they choose not to.

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July 31st, 2019 at 11:44 am

Regions & Categories: Employment,New Zealand

High Tech Youth Target Maori and Pacific Youth for ICT Jobs

High Tech Youth, one of New Zealand’s largest after-school cyber learning programs for young people in underserved communities, has set its sights on filling all currently vacant technology and ICT jobs by 2020. The not-for-profit organisation is bringing together over 70 schools, community groups and leaders from New Zealand’s top technology companies to an Indigenous Innovation Hui at the end of this month in Auckland.

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August 16th, 2016 at 12:38 pm

Regions & Categories: Auckland,Employment,New Zealand

New Year start-up gives car owners passive income

A new business launched in Auckland this week gives car owners a means by which they can earn passive income by advertising on their vehicles.

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December 31st, 2013 at 11:14 am

Regions & Categories: Auckland,Automotive,Employment,New Zealand

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Seeking Employment in Australia?

Australian employers are considering hiring staff from overseas to work in Australia as they cannot locate them from the domestic market.

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November 12th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Regions & Categories: Australia,Employment,New Zealand and Justin Flitter team up to bring social media to the recruitment industry in New Zealand, the young online job board with it’s head office in Wellington has started offering social media training courses for its clients, recruiters and any businesses that are interested in learning and utilising outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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July 7th, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Regions & Categories: Employment,New Zealand,Wellington

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Skills for Canterbury in Budget 2011

Budget 2011 will provide up to $42 million for trades training for the Canterbury region, Tertiary education Minister Steven Joyce says. Funding is being set aside for up to 1500 additional training places as part of a comprehensive cross-agency response to meet additional demand for labour for the reconstruction programme called “Skills for Canterbury”.

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May 13th, 2011 at 8:22 am

Odd Jobs and Casual Labour

A new and innovative casual labour board now available on the internet. A helping hand where it’s needed.

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May 7th, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Regions & Categories: Employment,New Zealand

Government Initiative to Help Young People into Employment

The Government is investing over $55 million to get more young people employed, into training schemes, and onto volunteer programmes. The initiatives are focused on providing skills and training for young people so they have the opportunity of developing a good career.

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May 4th, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Regions & Categories: Employment,Government,New Zealand

Automotive Employment NZ Offering Free Service to Christchurch

Automotive Employment NZ has offered to support victims of the September 22 Christchurch earthquake by offering fixed-term automotive jobs to displaced automotive industry employees in the Canterbury region.

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March 17th, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Christchurch Earthquake Support Package – Further Details

Further details regarding the initial earthquake support package for Christchurch businesses and employeees.

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February 28th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Initial Earthquake Assistance Package for Christchurch

An initial earthquake assistance package has been announced for Christchurch businesses and workers. The six week package consists of an Earthquake Support Subsidy to help employers pay wages, and an Earthquake Job Loss Cover to support employees whose jobs are no longer viable.

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February 28th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Employment Trial Periods Positive Impact

Minister of Labour Kate Wilkinson has welcomed new research showing trial periods had a positive impact on job numbers for small employers at a time of rising unemployment.

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February 2nd, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Regions & Categories: Business,Employment,Government,New Zealand


Managing Remuneration Decisions with Pivot

Pivot Software has released “(DON’T) Show me the Money” highlighting the new reality of managing remuneration decisions.

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December 15th, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Regions & Categories: Business,Employment,New Zealand


Waterfront Redevelopment Will Benefit Auckland

The redevelopment of Auckland’s waterfront will generate $4.29 billion to the region by 2040, according to a report released today by the Minister of Transport, Hon Steven Joyce.

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December 6th, 2010 at 7:28 am

Photos of Trapped Miners at Pike River Mine Will be Available

Photographs of the miners trapped underground at the Pike River coal mine will be made available by families who choose to do so for police to publicly release. This may not happen until later today.

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November 22nd, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Manufacturing Company Fined Over Preventable Accident

A Lower Hutt company has been fined $24,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $8,000 after a worker was seriously injured because the machine he was working on wasn’t adequately guarded.

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November 22nd, 2010 at 6:53 am