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Australia maintains wage gap with NZ

Australia maintains wage gap with NZ

The wage gap with Australia wasn't helped by yesterday's increase of the Australian minimum wage to nearly $20 in New Zealand terms, a union for many low paid workers said today.

Job ads fall 2% in April

Job ads fall 2% in April

Summary

- The ANZ New Zealand job advertisement series, which sums newspaper and internet ads, fell 2.0 percent in April (sa), following a 0.9 percent fall in March.

Growth, upgrades and skills shortage drive IT wages

Growth, upgrades and skills shortage drive IT wages

New Zealand technology staff can look forward to an average 3.8% pay rise in 2012 according to the 2012 Robert Half Technology salary guide, released today.

Writing a CV

Writing a CV

When you’re out looking for your first job, it’s a total contradiction because most workplaces you will approach are looking for someone with experience. But how are you supposed to get experience without a job??!

Jobseekers' long list of expectations

Today's jobseekers are focused on more than just remuneration and quick progression when they look for their next job, says recruiting experts Hays. According to the recruiter, they have a much longer list of considerations, ranging from the stability of the team to development opportunities.

Two thirds looking for job change in 2012

Two thirds looking for job change in 2012

New Zealand employers are facing a struggle to keep top staff, as they balance conservative hiring intentions and lacklustre growth, with an increasingly restless employee population according to the latest survey results from global workforce solutions leader, Kelly Services.

Union campaigns for decent wages

Union campaigns for decent wages

A union representing many low paid workers, especially in the retail sector, has described this week's 50 cent increase in the minimum wage to $13.50 as "pathetic".

Filled jobs remain steady

The national employment indicator showed that the number of filled jobs held by wage and salary earners decreased slightly in January 2012 (down 0.2 percent) compared with December 2011, Statistics New Zealand said today.

Employment to grow by 94,000 by 2014

Employment to grow by 94,000 by 2014

Employment is forecast to increase by around 93,700 jobs or 4.2% over 2012- 2014 according to the first report in a new labour market forecasting series issued by the Department of Labour today.

Kiwis blending work and private life

Kiwis blending work and private life

For over half of Kiwi employees, private life and work life are intertwined, according to a report commissioned by leading specialist recruitment & HR services company, Randstad.