Unemployment count changes to meet international standards

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Changes to how the unemployed are counted when they look for work online were made to meet international standards, Statistics NZ said today. This week there has been some misunderstanding of the changes, which were first announced on 29 June 2016. Read more »

Remuneration bill will harm contractors, says Chamber

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

The Minimum Wage (Contractors Remuneration) Amendment Bill is confusing and would make many contracts unworkable, says the Wellington Chamber of Commerce. It could be passed into law as early as next week as a result of a vote switch by Ohariu MP … Read more »

Long Wait on Pay Equity Recommendations Unacceptable

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The progress made by the Joint Working Group to implement pay equity for female dominated workforces has grinded to a halt as the government hesitates to take the next step, says New Zealand First today Read more »

Junior doctors’ bargaining heading for mediation

Press Release – Julie Patterson

New Zealands 20 DHBs and the New Zealand Resident Doctors Association (NZRDA), which represents the 3700 Resident Medical Officers (RMOs) working and training in the DHBs, have agreed to mediation to help resolve differences they have with RMO … Read more »

Medical students support patient safe rosters

Press Release – New Zealand Medical Students’ Association – NZMSA

Medical students support patient safe rosters The New Zealand Medical Students Association (NZMSA) supports resident doctors in their call for safer working rosters. Currently resident doctors may work up to 12 days or 7 nights consecutively without … Read more »

Agreement on climate change welcomed

Press Release – BusinessNZ

News that the Government plans to ratify the Paris agreement on climate change has been welcomed by BusinessNZ and the Sustainable Business Council. Read more »

Automation in the workplace – friend or foe?

Press Release – Hays Recruitment

Fifty-six per cent of New Zealanders definitely think their job will be impacted by artificial intelligence (AI) and automation in the next 10 years, according to recruiting experts Hays. In the online poll of 497 people, a further 24 per cent … Read more »

Auckland SMEs focused on building capability

Press Release – Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

Aucklands small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are showing their commitment to build capacity with investment in innovation, research and development (R&D), and training to improve capability through the government funded Regional Business … Read more »

Engineering needs to attract a more diverse pool of recruits

Press Release – IPENZ

This weeks Diversity in Action summit will shine a spotlight on engineering diversity, with keynote speakers including Australian of the Year Lieutenant General (Retd) David Morrison. Read more »

Jobless Northland Reflects National’s Neglect

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

High unemployment in Northland shows the region is struggling to recover from years of neglect by National, says New Zealand First. Read more »

More women contributing to the workforce

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealand womens contribution to the economy continues to grow, said Minister for Women Louise Upston. Read more »

The Government must do more to get Kiwis in work

Press Release – Council of Trade Unions

“There is plenty that needs doing that could put more Kiwis in work. But figures out today show that there are still too many Kiwis out of work, says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg. In the June quarter official unemployment was 5.1 percent or 131,000 … Read more »

Stats changes can’t hide unemployment reality

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Todays minor drop in unemployment numbers is nothing to celebrate given the changes made to the official numbers that cut thousands of people looking for work out of the jobless rate, says Labours Employment spokesperson Grant Robertson. Read more »

Unemployment rate down to 5.1 per cent

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Figures released today by Statistics New Zealand show New Zealands unemployment rate is now 5.1 per cent. Read more »

NZ jobless rate falls to 5.1% under new methodology

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 17 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s unemployment rate fell more than expected in the second quarter as Statistics New Zealand adopted a new way of measuring the labour market to bring the country in line with international practices, and while … Read more »

Unemployment down slightly

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

This labour market statistics release includes data from the Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS), which was delayed from the original publication date of 3 August. The HLFS was recently redeveloped, and the June 2016 quarter results are the first … Read more »

Job advertisements steady in July – MBIE Jobs Online Report

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of job advertisements was steady in July 2016, rising by 0.2 per cent, and by 12.7 per cent over the year, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online report. Read more »

Spark New Zealand announces new CEO for Spark Ventures

Press Release – Spark NZ

Spark New Zealand announced today the appointment of Ed Hyde as the new CEO for Spark Ventures and a member of the Spark Leadership Team. Read more »

Immigrants Likely for Bus Jobs in Auckland

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Minister of Immigration Michael Woodhouse needs to reassure the 220,000 Kiwis (Woodhouse, Morning Report, Radio NZ, 16th August) wanting a job that visas will not be issued for bus drivers to work in Auckland, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland … Read more »

Govt should face the facts not skew the facts

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

National appears to be actively massaging official unemployment statistics by changing the measure for joblessness to exclude those looking online, says Labours Employment spokesperson Grant Robertson. Read more »

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