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Barnett: RWC helping job growth in Auckland

Barnett: RWC helping job growth in Auckland

A boost in employment in the hospitality and accommodation sectors is likely to reflect businesses getting ready for the Rugby World Cup, says Auckland Chamber of Commerce head Michael Barnett

Key just doesn't get it on jobs

Key just doesn't get it on jobs

John Key showed again today that he doesn't understand how difficult many New Zealanders are finding it to get a job, say Labour's Finance spokesperson David Cunliffe and Employment spokesperson Jacinda Ardern.

Jobseekers with "soft skills" wanted

Jobseekers with "soft skills" wanted

Interpersonal, leadership and organisational skills are highly valued soft skills, yet jobseekers often overlook their importance when applying for their next role, says recruiting experts Hays.

Anderton: Youth suicide will rise over next few years

Anderton: Youth suicide will rise over next few years

Youth suicide rates will rise over the next two to four years, as a result of shockingly high youth unemployment rates, Progressive Wigram MP Jim Anderton is warning.

"High suicide rates follow high levels of youth unemployment, sure as night follows day.

Labour's Kiwi jobs, Kiwi skills, Kiwi industries initiative makes sense

With the New Zealand dollar at a record high and the high costs of borrowing, New Zealand's industry is suffering. Rather than support local industry, the current Government has made life even harder by pursuing policies that have seen jobs exported.

Mobile Job Seekers Top 100,000 in June

Mobile Job Seekers Top 100,000 in June

Kiwis conducted over 100,000 job searches on their mobile phones in June. This is an increase of over 60% since SEEK mobile launched in December 2010 and further evidence of the growth in the penetration of smart phones and use of their applications.

Fewer Jobs, not Poor Attitude the Issue

Fewer Jobs, not Poor Attitude the Issue

The CTU is objecting to Minister Paula Bennett saying that the jobs are there for those with the right attitude in respect of youth unemployment.

Construction, accountancy and contact centre skills needed this financial year

Construction, accountancy and contact centre skills needed this financial year

Construction, accountancy and contact centre skills top the list of those in demand in the first quarter of the new financial year, says recruiting experts Hays.

Govt's tax tinkering a job creation scheme for tax accountants and lawyers

Govt's tax tinkering a job creation scheme for tax accountants and lawyers

The National Government's tinkering with the rules around investment properties is a job creation scheme for tax accountants and lawyers but it doesn't address the underlying problem of the tax system's preference for investment property, Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today.

EMA - Actions speak louder than words

EMA - Actions speak louder than words

Labour's spokesperson for Women's Affairs, Carol Beaumont says she agrees with the EMA Board's decision to terminate Alasdair Thompson's future with their organisation.

"The views expressed by Mr Thompson were insulting and groundless," Carol Beaumont said.