The number of tourism-related filled jobs jumped significantly in August 2023 compared to the same month last year, according to Stats NZ’s latest employment indicators.
Hospitality and tourism job advertisements jumped 20% in August 2023 compared with the previous month, according to SEEK’s latest Employment Report.
The government has added two new aviation-based roles to the Green List, including aircraft maintenance engineer and aviation engineer specialising in avionics, aeronautical and aerospace engineering.
Fullers360 is raising wages for its deckhands and skippers in the second pay increases this year.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has approved Tourism Industry Aotearoa as an employer bargaining party under the Fair Pay Agreement Act.
Employment in the accommodation and food services sector in the June Quarter rose 2.5% compared to the previous, with 3,758 jobs filled, according to Stats NZ.
The National Party has promised a new Great Walk in Canterbury, longer Department of Conservation concessions, and more flexible working visas with faster processing.
Christchurch hospitality and accommodation provider Springs Junction Café and Motor Inn has been fined $36,000 for breaching multiple employment standards during the 2020 Covid pandemic.
A review of the Accredited Employer Work Visa aims to determine whether Immigration New Zealand is administering the scheme appropriately.
Accommodation and food services jobs rose by 12,310 jobs in July 2023, up 8.4% on the same month last year, according to Stats NZ’s latest employment indicators figures.
Auckland Airport is making efforts to attract more women into operations and infrastructure roles.
The median weekly earnings from wages and salaries has jumped 7.1% over the last year, rising to $1,273.
The government is moving ahead with plans to implement a pay gap reporting system for large organisations.
GwT is closing its training and education programmes after failing to secure funding to continue beyond October 2023.
Employment in tourism-related industries tops 275k, comprising nearly 10% of the workforce.
Accommodation and food services led job growth in June 2023, according to Stats NZ.
Tourism Holdings Limited’s chief executive and managing director, Grant Webster, on the value of having an employer brand strategy for the global RV rental and tourism operator.
Operators are being asked to take part in Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s workforce survey to build up a picture of the issues that they face.
The Department of Conservation is streamlining its job application system, enabling candidates to choose their specific areas of interest and availability.
Working holidaymakers from the UK are now able to stay in New Zealand for up to three years, benefiting employers and around 3,000 visa holders in the country.
Employment in the accommodation and food services industry continues to climb with 15,152 jobs filled in May.
After a surge in international visitors in 2022 contributed to visa delays, Immigration New Zealand says it has now improved its visa processing times.
Jucy chief executive and co-founder Dan Alpe on why the campervan and motorhome rental company has been working hard on its employer brand.
Workforce and recruitment firm Hays has declared a skills recession as the impact of worker shortages continue to impact businesses.
The government is adjusting the duration of the Accredited Employer Work Visa from three years to five years from November.
Hospitality New Zealand has applied to become the bargaining agent for hospitality employers, which would see it enter negotiations on an industry pay arrangement under the Fair Pay Agreements Act.
Around 27% of operators surveyed operated at 75% or less capacity over summer compared to pre-Covid 2019.
The hospitality sector has led an increase in the number of filled jobs for the March 2023 quarter, according to Stats NZ.
Border reopenings around the world are helping to ease labour shortages in New Zealand, according to a report.
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The number of filled jobs in accommodation and food services rose by 17,138 in April 2023, up 12.2% on the same month last year.
Businesses that wish to hire people on Partner of a Worker Work Visas will need to be accredited employers and pay at least the minimum wage, under changes that come into effect from tomorrow.
An accelerator programme, a tech expo, and industry workshops to foster innovation will be among the initiatives funded from $18.22m provided to tourism in Budget 2023.
More than 1,000 hospitality jobs have been filled in Queenstown’s labour market over the last year.
Auckland Council is cutting about 500 jobs with 200 to go from Tātaki Auckland Unlimited.
Haka Tourism Group’s general manager of touring brands, Eve Lawrence, on how Covid impacted talent retention and bringing back former staff.
Prime Minister Chris Hipkins says New Zealand’s upgraded working holiday agreement with the UK will help support tourism and hospitality.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.4% in the March 2023 quarter, unchanged from the last quarter, according to figures released by Stats NZ.
The number of filled jobs in the accommodation and food services sector reached 18,101 in March 2023, up 12.9% on the same month last year, according to Stats NZ.
GO Rentals is offering its staff health checks to help support their mental wellbeing.
The new rules boost the residence pathway for skippers, deckhands and bus drivers coming to work under the AEWV.
A large majority of working holiday and accredited employer work visas have been approved.
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ServiceIQ has joined the Pride Pledge commitment to support the rainbow community.
Tourism and hospitality staff shortages appear to be easing on the West Coast, according to Te Tai o Poutini West Coast Regional Skills Leadership Group.
Fullers360 has welcomed the government’s move to improve residency pathways for skippers and deck hands under the transport sector agreement.
The transport sector agreement is being extended to help ferry businesses access workers.
The changes have been made to help address casual workforce shortages in tourism and hospitality.
New Zealand’s recommend living wage will rise to $26 per hour in September, a 9.9% increase on the 2022/23 wage of $23.65.
Air New Zealand says it has increased its entry wage to $30 per hour to help attract around 400 workers to rebuild its airport teams across the country.