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Jobs online quarterly report September 2019 30 October 2019

Online job advertisements increased by 0.3 per cent in the September 2019 quarter, compared to the June 2019 quarter’s fall of 1.4 per cent. The increase was the result of job advertisements over the September 2019 quarter in the Sales, Business services, Primary and Education industries.

Two consultations open: Fair Pay Agreements, and reducing migrant exploitation 17 October 2019

Two consultations have opened today on potential changes to New Zealand’s employment and immigration systems.

NZ Industrial Relations Foundation invites applications for the 2019 round of grants 11 October 2019

Applications for the 2019 round of grants through the NZ Industrial Relations Foundation are now open

Regional Skills Leadership Groups to be established 26 September 2019

The Government is establishing 15 Regional Skills Leadership Groups to better meet the differing skills and workforce needs across the country.

Security Officers – application to amend Schedule 1A 19 September 2019

Security officers’ application to be added to the categories of employees that receive continuity of employment protections – Subpart 1 of Part 6A, Employment Relations Act 2000.

Changes to employer-assisted temporary work visas 17 September 2019

The Government has announced a number of changes to the employer-assisted temporary work visa system that will affect employer wanting to recruit temporary foreign workers. The changes aim to improve the temporary work visa system by ensuring that foreign workers are only recruited for genuine shortages, while also providing incentives for employers to employ and train more New Zealanders.

Employment to grow by 39,400 workers per annum to 2028 30 August 2019

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today released the Medium to Long-Term Employment Outlook: Looking ahead to 2028.

Employment Strategy to get more people into fulfilling careers 12 August 2019

A new Employment Strategy released today sets out the Government’s aims for all New Zealanders to achieve their potential in developing skills, finding secure employment and fulfilling careers.

Wellington man fined for paying trainee to carry out electrical work 09 August 2019

A business owner has been prosecuted and fined $10,800 plus costs in Wellington District Court for permitting an unsupervised trainee electrician to carry out prescribed electrical work for homeowners who purchased Groupon vouchers for the work.

KiwiSaver changes to provide fund access for people with shortened life expectancy 23 July 2019

Changes to the KiwiSaver rules will allow people with congenital life-shortening conditions to withdraw their savings when they are ready to retire.

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