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Job Website for Young People

The Department of Labour’s My First Job website is designed for students who may be thinking about work or may have just started working.

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November 10th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

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


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

Tax Cuts to Boost Real Wages

Tax changes on October 1, 2010 will boost real wages. Personal income tax rates will be cut, bank saving resident withholding tax rate will drop, the top tax rate on savings in PIE investments will drop and GST will increase.

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September 22nd, 2010 at 9:13 am

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


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


Canterbury Earthquake Small Business Support

A wage subsidy is being made available to support employees of small businesses seriously disrupted by the earthquake in Canterbury.

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September 8th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Defence Force and Industry Apprenticeship Scheme

The NZ Defence Force, a number of group training organisations and Industry Training Organisations have created the Kiwi Co-Host Scheme which will provide a safety-net to apprentices by encouraging them to join the Reserve Forces – a new initiative flowing from the Prime Minister’s Job Summit.

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August 23rd, 2010 at 7:43 am

I Hate My Job…

How many of your employees start their days struggling to get out of bed with this statement “I Hate My Job”?

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August 16th, 2010 at 9:17 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

Code of Employment Practice on Infant Feeding in the Workplace

The Department of Labour has released a Code of Employment Practice on Infant Feeding in the Workplace.

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March 24th, 2010 at 8:57 am

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

Health and Safety in Employment Act Reminder from DOL

The Department of Labour (DOL) is reminding employers of their responsibilities under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, following the sentencing of James Hardie NZ Ltd.

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March 15th, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Bringing work to life: Winning employers show how

The winners of the EEO Trust Work & Life Awards 2009 were announced on 29 October 2009. NZSki, Downer EDI Works, BDO Spicers Taranaki and Manukau City Council are among the winners.

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December 13th, 2009 at 8:32 am