Employment

Diane Maxwell says she is hearing from people that they still feel young and active at age 65, and the workforce will need to accommodate that.

Aging workforce predicted to drive employment growth

Stats NZ predicts the country's total workforce to number three million people by 2030.

Building jobs added to skill shortage list

Employers will no longer need to prove they can't find a Kiwis to do any one of several jobs.

Mondelez International has taken more than $100 million in dividends out of New Zealand in recent years.

Job cuts set to hit staff at Dunedin's Cadbury factory

The first batch of 160 seasonal workers were due to leave the business on today.

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Omer Hazer has lived in NZ since he was 13, but despite his business success, is being told to leave the country.

Inspirational Turkish entrepreneur gets his marching orders from NZ after eight years

Omer Hazer has lived here since he was 13 and started his first company when he was 14.

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The Opotiki Harbour expansion would create up to 300 jobs in a deprived area, but National is questioning whether it's value for money.

Flagship project in Government's regional fund nearly trebles in cost

The Opotiki Harbour expansion would create up to 300 jobs in a deprived area, but National is questioning whether it's value for money.

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The 1 NEWS political team go behind the scenes of this week's big stories.

Inside Parliament: 1 NEWS' political team questions the sincerity of Shane Jones' work-for-the-dole scheme

The NZ First MP is just trying to distinguish his party from Labour, says political reporter Andrea Vance.

02:09
The new Minister for Regional Development has been blunt about those with work shy attitudes.

Shane Jones wants his Northland 'nephews' to get off the couch and work for the dole

The new Minister for Regional Economic Development has been blunt about those with work shy attitudes.

Shane Jones channels Romeo and Juliet while defending work-for-the-dole proposal - 'A rose by any other name is just as sweet'

The Opposition jumped onto the seemingly divided view by the government over benefit sanctions.

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Shane Jones says there'll be no more sitting on the couch for young people on benefits.

NZ First's push for work for the dole scheme causes tension in coalition government

Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says there'll be no more sitting on the couch for young people on benefits.

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The Minister Regional Economic Development Minister told TVNZ's Q+A programme he will take the proposal to cabinet.

Shane Jones' work-for-the-dole proposal 'precarious and insecure' employment - poverty action group

National's Simon Bridges also hit out calling it the "latest embarrassment of Shane Jones".

02:16
A new report warns NZ is on the brink of a healthcare crisis.

Shortage of aged care workers looming due to immigration cuts, suggests report

Just 15 per cent of job applications in the industry are from Kiwis.

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Jordan Williams of the Taxpayers Union says it’s simply not good value for money.

'It's a talk-back radio public policy solution' – work-for-the-dole scheme drawing scepticism

Jordan Williams of the Taxpayers' Union says it's simply not good value for money.

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Ms Ardern wouldn't be drawn on her opinion on whether people should receive a benefit if they flat out refused to work.

'You're asking me to jump the gun' - Jacinda Ardern cagey on forcing those on benefits into work

Shane Jones has suggested those on the dole who won't work should face tougher sanctions, but the PM says that needs to be discussed.

Watch: Labour MP Willow-Jean Prime cradles sleeping new-born in Parliament as Paid Parental Leave bill passes

Willow-Jean Prime's symbolic speech was one of joy, as parental leave extended to 26 weeks.

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The Prime Minister says she felt more comfortable just being herself and seeing where it would take her.

Watch: Jacinda Ardern challenges 'assumption' women have to be 'tough' to take top jobs

Speaking to a women in leadership group today the PM says she felt more comfortable just being herself and seeing where it would take her.

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It's hoped the success of some young talent can help pave the way.

Young horticulturist hoping to pave the way for more women as industry faces accusations of sexism

"So many different areas of horticulture and what's wrong with getting dirty!"

01:08
Ms Adams is today lodging a private members bill to allow both parents to take paid leave at the same time.

National continues to push for law change to allow flexible paid parental leave for both parents

A third attempt has been made to allow both parents to take paid leave at the same time, for 13 weeks, by National.

Will Brexit kill the great Kiwi OE? Breakfast talks to a UK business leader with his finger on the pulse.

Brexit not expected to restrict Kiwis' work or travel plans to UK

Britain's Trade Secretary says New Zealand is important to the UK.

Diane Maxwell says she is hearing from people that they still feel young and active at age 65, and the workforce will need to accommodate that.

More needs to be done before workplaces safe for aging workforce - study

One in five ACC claims for all traumatic work injuries were by workers aged 55–79.

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National, however, wants both parents to be able to take leave at the same time.

National Party makes second failed attempt to change paid parental leave bill

The opposition wants to change the bill so both parents can take leave at the same time.

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Dr Bill Hodge says the government needs to be careful, as production companies could stop filming in NZ.

'Leave it alone' - Strong warning from law professor as Labour government considers scrapping 'Hobbit Law'

Dr Bill Hodge says the expense of legal uncertainty will drive away future productions, and that the law as it stands works and "doesn't need fixing".

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Greens MP Julie-Anne Genter said even accounting for age, experience, education the gender pay gap still persists in 2017.

Government working on laws to fix gender pay gap

From today women will effectively be working for free for the rest of the year.

01:08

New Minister for Women insists she's liberated by her portfolio being dropped from Cabinet

"We had asked for the women's portfolio and we had to weigh it up, do we want to do this work?" - Greens MP Julie Anne Genter.

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Greens MP Julie-Anne Genter said even accounting for age, experience, education the gender pay gap still persists in 2017.

From today, Kiwi women effectively working for free the rest of 2017 - based on gender pay gap

The Minister for Women says the Government will "walk the talk" and try and close the gap.

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The gender pay gap means woman are effectively working for free for until the end of 2017.

Video: Hilary Barry gives detailed explanation of the gender pay gap - 'You lady, are working for free'

The gap means women are effectively working for free for until the end of 2017.

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1 NEWS has been told contractors working in the film industry will soon be able to collectively bargain again.

Government reaffirms commitment to scrap 'Hobbit Law' which saw an end to collective negotiations for film industry workers

The Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety has met with representatives from across the film sector.

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