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People Trafficking Warning from Immigration

The Immigration service of the Department of Labour has begun a campaign to make people more aware of potential people trafficking, with brochures in various languages and a website identifying possible indicators of trafficking and urging people to report it.

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October 27th, 2010 at 7:01 am

Tractor Seatbelt Warning

The Department of Labour is urging farmers to wear seatbelts on tractors, and to fit seatbelts to older tractors, to ensure their safety.

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October 21st, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Growth in Job Vacancies

The Jobs Online monthly report for august 2010 shows a continued growth in the total number of job vacancies advertised online.

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September 22nd, 2010 at 8:59 am

Regions & Categories: Employment,Government,New Zealand


Immigration Fraud Sentences

Napier District Court have given jail sentences to three men for immigration fraud. Immigration NZ says this sends a clear message that illegally using foreign workers will not be tolerated.

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July 25th, 2010 at 10:22 am

Skills Highway DOL Website

Department of Labour’s (DOL) new Skills Highway website has been developed closely with a range of companies and business groups.

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June 11th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

Young Employees Website

My First Job website has been launched to help young employees understand their rights and responsibilites.

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June 3rd, 2010 at 9:59 am

DOL ANZAC Day Reminder

Department of Labour is reminding retailers to close ANZAC Day morning until 1pm.

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April 20th, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Employee in Fatal ATV Accident Not Experienced

Department of Labour states that employers are legally required to ensure that employees who use all terrain vehicles (ATV’s) are well trained in their use. P.A. and S.C. Steens Ltd has been fined after it was found their employee who died in an ATV accident was not experienced, and had not been wearing a helmet.

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March 21st, 2010 at 7:38 am