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.

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.

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”.