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Auckland hospitality and tourism sector employers looked to staff up in the final quarter of the year after deep cuts earlier in 2020.
There are fears of a second round of tourism redundancies and the offloading of businesses, says a new report.
The Westpac McDermott Miller Employment Confidence Index rose to 97.6 in December, a 10.2 point increase compared to the September survey.
A $620,000 project to tackle wilding pines in Tasman will help create jobs for unemployed tourism workers, says the Government.
Key tourism destinations Queenstown, Rotorua, and Auckland suffered some of the largest drops in filled jobs, says Stats NZ.
Great South is holding two free one-day information sessions in Te Anau this month for those wanting work in hospitality and tourism over the summer.
Queenstown tourism operators are relieved Immigration New Zealand has relaxed some migrant visa requirements but as asking for more support to help plug labour shortages.
Queenstown-based recruitment firm Remarkable Labour has launched its Kiwi OE scheme to attract young workers to the resort.
Queenstown Lakes mayor Jim Boult has welcome Government changes that will make it easier to fill tourism and hospitality roles in the district.
The Government has introduced a bill to Parliament to expand sick leave entitlements from five days to ten days a year.
New Zealand should “close the door” on cheap imported labour to fill roles in sectors such as tourism that can be filled by New Zealanders with the same levels of skills and education, says the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research.
Queenstown Lakes District Council will host the Central Lakes Jobs Fair, which aims to connect employers with members of the community looking for work.
Women’s jobs in the sector have suffered during the pandemic, according to the latest employment figures.
The airline says there is not enough international flying to maintain cabin crew numbers.
Young Kiwis are being encouraged to explore regional New Zealand by a new online job service for fruit pickers.
Go with Tourism has launched World of Tourism, a new web tool allowing users to explore career pathways in tourism and hospitality.
The executive director of the New Zealand Māori Council is hitting back against the tourism industry after some businesses have found it hard to find local workers.
There is a risk of labour and skill shortages in the tourism sector if we permanently lose staff displaced by Covid-19.
Only 11% of those working in the sector expect to stay employed in the year ahead.
The airline says reduced services to America means there is not enough flying to maintain current rosters.
The unemployment rate is expected to rise over the next two quarters due to the impact on tourism from restrictions at the border and the end of the wage subsidy.
The Government has changed the assessment criteria for employers wanting to request a border exception for workers under the ‘other critical worker’ category.
Around 1 in 14 workers say they expect to lose their job or business by mid-2021, says Stats NZ.
One in five businesses in the Manawatū remain significantly concerned about revenue, says CEDA.
New Zealand pilots waiting for international aviation to restart will be able to use their skills to meet an urgent need for heavy agriculture machinery operators.
Bus and Coach Association chief executive Dr Pim Borren says the tour coach business is at a virtual standstill.
The Government will inject $7.5m into environmental projects in Otago-Southland, Manawatū-Whanganui, Tairāwhiti and Hawke’s Bay.
There were 11,300 fewer women working in tourism in June than the same month last year, says Stats NZ.
The finance minister has outlined the details on the financial support available for businesses and individuals affected by current alert level restrictions.
The latest extension will apply nationwide and last as long as the level 3 lockdown.
The Government has launched a new online, phone and onsite service to help New Zealanders connect to a range of employment support and products for workers and businesses affected by Covid-19.
Pledge A Placement will match a tourism or hospitality operator to those searching for work experience.
With the country in Covid-19 lockdown when the quarter began, fewer people who did not have a job were actively seeking work.
Up to 50,000 people across the Auckland region could lose their jobs as the recession takes hold, says the agency.
The Provincial Growth Fund has created 13,217 jobs, says regional economic development minister Shane Jones.
Go with Tourism is launching a weekly web series, The Itinerary, to help inform those considering a career in tourism.
National Party leader Judith Collins has unveiled the party’s BusinessStart policy to help Kiwis set up a small business.
Accommodation and food services and arts and recreation jobs are among the most significantly impacted industries following the Covid-19 level 4 lockdown, says Stats NZ.
Whanganui & Partners will host host a free event in August to help employers understand the support available to them through the Government.
The Government will invest $50m over four years in a bid to prevent exploitation and improve enforcement for temporary migrant workers.
Candice Pardy is behind the Jobloads app, whose business idea came from the challenges she faced trying to find a reliable labour supply for her Gisborne persimmon orchard.
The government-funded jobs initiative’s Education Programme aims to inform secondary school students about careers in tourism.
The cash will help hard-hit South Westland operators retain about 50 staff.
A third of tourism businesses say they will reduce staff when the Govt ends its wage subsidy.
Air New Zealand is undertaking two dedicated repatriation flights to Samoa to return fruit industry workers.
Te Arawa Lakes Trust will receive $2.5m from the Government’s $1.3bn Jobs for Nature fund, says conservation minister Eugenie Sage.
New Zealand’s tourism and hospitality sector posted a surprise jump in new job listings in June, according to Trade Me.
New low-skilled work visas will only be granted for six instead of 12 months as the Govt prioritises Kiwi job seekers.
The agency is making significant reductions to its offshore teams as Covid-19 continues to affect travel.
Tourism marketing company Tomahawk has taken on GO Rental’s entire app team of eight staff to help develop a new product designed to boost New Zealand tourism.