Articles tagged Employment

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In the last set of jobs figures before the election, Statistics New Zealand has reported surprisingly weak jobs growth and still-subdued wage growth in the June quarter.

The Government has watered down its plans to tighten rules for temporary work visas, but dairy farmers remain unhappy because 60 percent of their migrant workers will still have to leave after three years and can't bring their families with them, Bernard Hickey reports.

As another industry joins the pay equity queue, the campaign to close the gender pay gap is pushing forward. Where to next for the movement, and what is the best way to solve the situation?

The Government is spending $40 million to improve the digital technology skills of school students, but employers say it is a lack of 'soft skills' such as teamwork, self-management and decision-making that makes many young New Zealanders unready for work.

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Labour’s election-year employment policy includes a minimum wage bump, the retention of 90-day trials, and industry-wide employment standards that have the business world fearing a return to the 1970s. Shane Cowlishaw reports.