Jun 12

NZ Job ads on the rise

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The number of jobs being advertised in New Zealand is on the rise, according to the Seek New Job Ad Index, which shows a 6.4 per cent year-on-year increase. Seek general manager Janet Faulding says the rise in job ads was nationwide. “This is an encouraging sign for the New Zealand labour market.…

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Aug 18

Work the deciding factor in migrants choosing Auckland

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The ability to find work is the determining factor in migrants choosing to settle in Auckland. The Department of Labour has carried out in-depth studies of 64 of the 6,000 people who took part in its Longitudinal Immigration Survey (LisNZ) 6, 18 and 36 months after arrival. Twenty-four of them were from Auckland.…

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Jul 21

Online job vacancies continue to rise

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The number of job vacancies advertised online continued to grow in June, according to the latest Jobs Online index. Overall, online vacancies increased by 2.3% in June 2011, compared to May 2011, and skilled vacancies went up by 1.5%. “This shows that employment prospects are continuing to improve,” says the Department of Labour’s…

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Jul 14

KiwiRail axes 40 jobs in Dunedin

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KiwiRail is to axe 40 jobs from their Hillside workshop in Dunedin and the company is calling for voluntary redundancies. The announcement was made today after five weeks of consultation with staff who were told of the decision today, KiwiRail said. “It is a fact that the size of the Hillside workforce has…

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Jul 1

Window cleaner survives six floor plunge

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A window cleaner has fallen six storeys from a builing in Wellington but survived with only a dislocated toe. The man fell from the Mayfair House building on The Terrace about noon yesterday after his rope gave way, partly landing on the parked car. His boss, Mike Roche, the co-owner and director of…

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Jun 23

Pike River mine management waited “51 minutes to call emergency services”

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Contractors working at the Pike River mine at the time of the explosion say management took 51 minutes to contact emergency services following last November’s first explosion and initially had no idea how many miners were underground. Information released by contractors owed money by the mine shows Pike River also failed to tell…

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