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Jobless growth - CTU

Jobless growth - CTU

While GDP growth of 0.6 percent in the three months to June is encouraging, unemployment rose in the same quarter, with few prospects for an improved jobs outlook. "We are seeing GDP growth at a modest rate," says CTU economist, Bill Rosenberg, "but where are the jobs?"

Planning needed for job losses from Kawerau Mill - Flavell

Planning needed for job losses from Kawerau Mill - Flavell

Waiariki MP Te Ururoa Flavell is calling for a concerted effort from businesses, local and central government to come together and consider options for affected Kawerau mill-workers, after this morning’s announcement that Norske Skog will be closing one of its newsprint machines at the

UC researcher to study gender pay gap

UC researcher to study gender pay gap

A University of Canterbury (UC) researcher will spend this summer looking at the gender pay gap among local authority chief executives.

Another step forward for NZ's low-paid workers

Another step forward for NZ's low-paid workers

Cabinet have signed off the first Order-in-Council which allows for sleepover settlement agreements for health and disability providers funded through Vote Health, such as Spectrum Care.

Bus workers hopeful of resolution to pay talks

Bus workers hopeful of resolution to pay talks

Despite being very close to reaching an agreement, Auckland bus drivers at NZ Bus have been unable to accept a pay offer, saying their work remains unvalued.

Hiring intentions steady - study

Hiring intentions steady - study

While seven out of 10 employers are feeling optimistic about the economy, the majority are keeping staffing levels steady until they see sufficient signs that the economy is on an upward trajectory, according to the latest Hudson Report: Employment Trends.

Jobseekers - be careful what you put out there

Almost one in three jobseekers still believe employers will not look at their social media profile, according to a survey by recruiting experts Hays.

Online vacancies fall in June

Online vacancies fall in June

The number of job vacancies advertised online fell in June following an increase in May, according to the latest Jobs Online report from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Be flexible to attract NZ's top talent

Employers and candidates alike need to become more flexible in order to overcome New Zealand's skills shortage, says recruiting expert Hays.