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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.
Out-of-work tourism employees will be offered opportunities on 23 projects to clean up waterways that are expected to deliver more than 2000 jobs.
The popular Rotorua attraction has formed a new partnership to help its 110 employees.
The environmental projects will benefit locals who are looking for work and who have been affected by the Whakaari disaster and Covid-19 downturn.
Ruapehu District Council is seeking expressions of interest for work on the Mountain to Sea Cycle trail, maintenance of exotic trees, and the processing of firewood.
Employment confidence fell 12.9 points to 87.3 in June in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdown, according to Westpac’s latest Employment Confidence report.
The Kia Kaha Queenstown Lakes Hub will continue with its immigration support services and also include skills training and tenancy support.
Reprioritised funding of $40m from the Provincial Growth Fund will go towards helping workers displaced by the Covid-19 pandemic and 1000 regional apprenticeships.
The $360m Northern Pathway is among 11 projects to be fast-tracked under a new law.
Hundreds of people are already ‘working for nature’ as part of the Government’s investment in job redeployment for those affected by the Covid-19 downturn, says minister of conservation Eugenie Sage.
Go with Tourism will sponsor tourism businesses and education providers to participate in its careers expo events this August and September.
The Government will invest up to $200,000 into New Zealand’s kiwifruit sector to help people into work and meet urgent seasonal demand.
The airline is preparing to make more redundancies after already cutting almost 4000 jobs.
A change in criteria for the extended wage subsidy scheme means an extra 40,000 businesses will be eligible.
Economic activity will contract by 23.3% in the Queenstown Lakes region resulting in almost 8000 job losses, according to a new report commissioned by the council.
The pop up hub would provide information and advice on immigration, repatriation, employment, finance, wellbeing and welfare.
Physical distancing measures meant there would be reduced seating capacity, and services might run at a loss.
Around 140 staff will be affected by the proposed changes, says the operator.
The Government has announced a new Income Relief Payment to support New Zealanders who lose their jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Some staff have been redeployed to the Cardrona and Treble Cone ski areas, says the company.
Towns struck by the collapse in tourism will share part of the $37m investment in retraining and redeployment.
Employers wary of spending large salaries on senior staff as they try to repair their balance sheets could consider contracting in their executive skills, says Tourism Talent director Jason Hill.
Tourism and construction dependent regions are most at risk, say the economists.
E tū urges the airline to be more ‘transparent, compassionate’ to workers after 1300 jobs are cut.
Kāpiti’s proposed $4.46m Gateway project will help boost local tourism jobs and aid the recovery, says the Kāpiti Coast District Council.
The Government has announced a $1.1bn investment to create 11,000 environment jobs in the regions and redeploy those who may have lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 crisis.
The Government has announced a number of initiatives from SMEs as it looks to create jobs and grow the economy.
More than 17,000 Māori employees working across the tourism sector have lost their jobs due to Covid-19, including up to 1000 working for Māori tourism operators, says New Zealand Māori Tourism.
Close to 1500 tourism and hospitality workers have already reached out to the Go with Tourism recruitment platform for assistance with redeployment.
New consultation with around 700 waged staff follows last month’s restructuring round which saw 200 salaried employees go, adn executive pay cut by 20% – 40%.
Almost 300 Air New Zealand jet pilots have been made redundant with around 900 remaining at the carrier, says the New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association.
Kaikōura District Council is creating an economic recovery governance group to support tourism and come up with projects to create jobs through the Covid-19 downturn.
Only Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters at Queenstown is staying open.
The operator is cutting more than half of its 1200 staff as it restructures the group.
Tourism Talent New Zealand has launched Gig Connect, a new service designed to assist the tourism and hospitality industries to rebuild from the impact of Covid-19.
“You can’t just shut up shop,” says director Tim Reid, who urges operators to stay pro-active.
Deep institutional knowledge could be lost for good, says Totally Tourism’s boss.
Tourism operators will shut their doors for good or cut more staff if there is no extension to the Government’s wage subsidy that is due to end in mid-June.
Go with Tourism is ramping up its capability to support the industry’s employees in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Green Party is calling for $1bn to be invested in nature-based jobs over the next three years.
More than 350 businesses say they are shedding staff because of Covid-19.
Auckland Airport has started consultation with permanent staff about reducing numbers following the release of 105 fixed term and independent contractors.
Ngāi Tahu Tourism could lose nearly two-thirds of its workforce as its operations shut for the foreseeable future.
Go with Tourism has launched a new $40,000 campaign as it moves to solidify its new position supporting the industry’s employees in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The operator says it will begin the “difficult process” of restructuring this week.
Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Jim Boult has backed calls to help migrants access the government’s jobseeker benefit during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Payouts for the Government’s wage subsidy scheme neared $10bn by the end of last week as businesses from across the country seek support during the Covid-19 crisis.