Employment

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When the dream turns into a nightmare - migrant workers say they are being taken advantage of in Queenstown
Seven Sharp lifts the lid on what migrant workers are calling exploitation.

Migrants' stories of abuse working in Queenstown 'tarnishing' top tourist town's reputation

Migrant workers in Queenstown have told an employment advocate of being racially abused, mistreated and threatened on the job.

00:23
Experts at University of Auckland say victims are at risk of injury or sexual abuse.

Forced marriage and worker exploitation among modern forms of slavery hiding in NZ society

Experts at University of Auckland say victims are at risk of injury or sexual abuse.

Hannah McQueen argues the case for why teens should enter the workforce before they leave school.

Job confidence up, fewer expect pay rises

Today's employment confidence survey shows of the 1553 people surveyed, a net 29.8 per cent experienced past earnings growth.

00:40
Bill English admitted living on the minimum wage would be a "quite a challenge" during the disagreement.

Watch: Disgruntled Gisborne fruit picker challenges Bill English head-on over minimum wage

Robin Lane said workers had little power when negotiating with employers.

01:02
Green MP Jan Logie says "the State Services Commission has a 22 per cent gender pay gap".

Green Party says all employers should reveal gender pay gap data

If elected to Government, the Greens want to introduce pay transparency.

01:21
Bill English pledged support to be directed at about 8,000 young people.

Watch: National Party promises $72m to 'change the path' of long term beneficiaries under 25

But those under 25 without kids who do not meet obligations will have their benefit slashed.

01:14
Labour is promising a $2000 award for the best trades pupil in every secondary school.

Jacinda Ardern announces plan for secondary school awards scheme to encourage trades

Labour is promising a $2k award for the best trades pupil in every high school.

01:31
National leader Bill English has today unveiled his party's new paid parental leave policy, extending it from 18 to 22 weeks.

Bill English 'has no credibility' promising more paid parental leave says Labour's Sue Moroney

National is promising 22 weeks but Ms Moroney says Mr English vetoed her bill for 26 weeks.

04:18
Reasons such as women choosing to work in low-pay industries and taking time off for children "can't explain" the wage gap.

'It's not OK' - New research finds pure sexism main contributor to gender wage gap

Women are only paid $0.84 for every $1 men are paid, it was found.

04:42
Omar Hazer has a long history here and may have to return to a Turkey, a country he hardly knows.

One of our brightest entrepreneurial minds could be forced out of NZ because of immigration law

Omer Hazer has a long history here and may have to return to a Turkey.

01:53
The Industry Training Federation says New Zealand is crying out for more apprentices.

'There's more than one way to launch a career' – new push to get young Kiwis into apprentice schemes

The Industry Training Federation says New Zealand is crying out for more apprentices.

03:33
Maiki Sherman was with Ngati Ruanui when the news came through that the controversial mining application had been accepted.

'My family is here today and here tomorrow' - local iwi oppose $1.1 billion mining project off Taranaki coast

A bid to dredge the coast for the next 35 years has been secured by a mining company.

02:09
A risk expert says pressures on the vulnerable can push people towards extreme behaviour.

Whangarei shooting tragedy highlights risks to workers of visiting marginalised people in their homes

A risk expert says pressures on the vulnerable can push people towards extreme behaviour.

03:56
Feed The Need wants to get unemployed teens into work - to help others in tough situations.

South Auckland charity feeding hungry kids and giving unemployed youth a job

Feed The Need recognise many young people just need the right help.

05:16
Teachers and principals are grappling with housing costs in our biggest city.

'It's in crisis' - principal desperate as housing costs force teachers to leave Auckland

Teachers and principals are grappling with housing costs in our biggest city.

02:14
The Minister for Women is calling for more transparency when it comes to pay packets for male and female staff.

'I find it appalling' – gender pay gap in New Zealand averages 12 per cent

The Minister for Women is calling for more transparency when it comes to pay packets for male and female staff.

01:18
Health and wellness advocate Makaia Carr says work/life balance is slowly slipping more towards work.

'A little bit scary' - Kiwis finding it hard to switch off devices while taking time off work

Health advocate Makaia Carr is alarmed New Zealanders find it hard to put work fully aside.

The Warehouse

The Warehouse to offer 1000 unemployed young Kiwis a foot on the job ladder

They will get experience in customer service, communications and stock management.

Documents obtained under the OIA show examples of inappropriate and criminal behaviour by people on the seasonal worker scheme.

Government launches $50 million employment initiative aimed towards at-risk youth

The initiative is funded from Budget 2017 and will be delivered as part of the Regional Growth Programme.

Documents obtained under the OIA show examples of inappropriate and criminal behaviour by people on the seasonal worker scheme.

Migrant worker exploitation 'name and shame' list released by Government

Fifty three employers have been put on a blacklist in just three months for exploiting migrant workers.

04:26
A recent survey revealed New Zealand is the second-worst country for workplace bullying.

Workplace bullying causes some Kiwis to suffer mental health issues

Just under a decade ago, New Zealand was ranked as having the second-worst rate of workplace bullying in the world.

04:31
Nearly 90,000 of our young people are either out of work or in no education.

'I don't want to waste it' - local Wellington council scheme aims to slash high youth unemployment rate

Nearly 90,000 of our young people are either out of work or in no education.

02:03
Early childhood teachers can be paid as much as $9000 per year less than kindergarten teachers.

'Really tough to make ends meet' - those teaching our littlest children say they deserve a big pay rise

Early childhood teachers can be paid as much as $9000 per year less than kindy teachers.

01:53

'We are the meat in the sandwich' – pay equity deal blamed for rise in rest home fees

Around 11,000 older New Zealanders will be paying almost $400 extra a month.

01:47
A recruitment drive aims to get more ex-criminals into jobs.

Corrections push to get ex-criminals into the workforce a 'second chance' for some

Corrections boss Ray Smith says "as long as they own their actions" they deserve a shot.

01:47
Two unions say women who work in the sector are being paid far less than counterparts in similar jobs.

'It's so overwhelming' – mental health care staff latest to file equal pay claim

Two unions today lodged a case with the Employment Relations Tribunal.

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