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Income Relief Payment A Welcome Boost

Press Release – Business NZ

The Governments new temporary payment to support New Zealanders who lose their jobs due to COVID-19 is a welcome boost, BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says. A new COVID Income Relief Payment is being introduced, alongside a wider work programme … Read more »

COVID-19 Income Relief Payment Announcement Welcomed

Press Release – Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming today’s announcement from the Minister of Finance to provide individualised targeted financial support for working people who have been made redundant by their employers as a direct result of COVID-19. “The … Read more »

Temperzone Workers To Picket On Monday

Press Release – E tu

E t and FIRST Union members at Auckland air conditioning and ventilation manufacturing plant Temperzone, are set to picket near the premises on Monday. Many workers had to use up their leave or take leave in advance during the lockdown, and they now … Read more »

Budget Cockups In The Time Of Coronavirus: Reporting Errors And Australia’s JobKeeper Scheme

Opinion – Binoy Kampmark

Hell has, in its raging fires, ringside seats for those who like their spreadsheets. The seating, already peopled by those from human resources, white collar criminals and accountants, becomes toastier for those who make errors with those spreadsheets. … Read more »

COVID Pandemic Sees Law Firms Alter Or Cancel Graduate Programmes

Press Release – LawFuel

The COVID-19 crisis has meant law firms have needed to amend or even suspend their graduate law programmes, according to an article on law news site LawFuel. A senior law recruiter has told the website that several firms have placed their graduate … Read more »

Sort It 2020 The Largest Careers Expo Post-Lockdown

Press Release – CEDA

The Sort It Careers Expo is back for a seventh year in a whole new format, with 2020s event being entirely run online between Monday, 25 May and Friday, 19 June Sort It takes on new significance given post COVID-19 career challenges faced … Read more »

Use Budget Cash To Build Long-term, SustainableEconomic Activity: Marsden Maritime Holdings

Press Release – Marsden Maritime Holdings

Marsden Point-based Marsden Maritime Holdings has welcomed additional funding in the 2020 budget for shovel-ready infrastructure projects and the rejuvenation of rail links. It has urged the government to announce these quickly to enable training, … Read more »

Timeline For Moving To Level 1 Needed

Press Release – Business New Zealand

The BusinessNZ Network is calling for more clarity about the conditions under which businesses can move to Covid level 1. The network is concerned about large numbers of businesses that are at risk of closure if restrictions continue at the current … Read more »

LINK Launches Concept Of ‘Buying A Job’ To New Zealand Job Seekers

Press Release – LINK

Covid-19 has had a catastrophic impact on our economy. New Zealand faces predictions of up to 26% unemployment. According to LINK Business CEO, Aaron Toresen, this presents us with an opportunity to turn things on their head, all we need do is simply adjust … Read more »

Air New Zealand Announces Executive Changes

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Greg Foran is reducing the size of his Executive team as the airline adapts to a much smaller scale in the wake of the impact of Covid-19. As we have done in all parts of our business, we are creating the structure that … Read more »

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