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Twenty-one events are being held across the country.

Police call for 'more women, more diversity'

They're holding an open day on Sunday to show off what they have to offer.

Christchurch Schneider Electric plant.

Christchurch electrical plant to close

Fifty jobs will be lost when Schneider Electric moves abroad.

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Women in management positions at record low - report

New Zealand has plummeted from being one of the top 10 countries for gender equality.

Indian chain Masala was found to be exploiting their workers.

Exploitative bosses putting NZ's anti-slavery reputation 'at stake'

"The Govt hasn't really put in place many measures to empower workers."

hand in jail

More than 900 ex-prisoners find work

"Some of the guys, they need to be given another chance."

house build

Hire employees, not contractors - union

The call comes after nearly 200 illegal contractors were busted on construction sites.

Destination Great Lake Taupo

The Kiwi town offering the best of both worlds

Short commutes, long days in the sun and heaps of jobs on offer. It's tempting...



Hiring illegal workers 'unfair' - contractors

The unlawful workers were getting away not paying tax or ACC fees.

Being his first ever job, Nicholas Myintoo had "no idea" what to do. Photo - Getty; video - Paul Henry

Tradie apprentice almost driven to suicide by boss

His abuser is still allowed to hire new apprentices.

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Avon no longer calling in NZ

The cosmetics company will be gone by the end of the year.

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Pop-up job expo kicks off in Dunedin

The venue hosts job seekers, employers, recruitment agencies and career professionals.

Founder of Perpetual Guardian Andrew Barnes spoke to The AM Show.

Kiwi company introducing three-day weekends

Should all Kiwis have a long weekend every week?

Employment law expert Jennifer Mills says pulling a sickie today is not the smartest move.

How hard is it to get away with pulling a sickie?

"If you provide a valid medical certificate, it's very difficult for an employer to look behind it."

Portrait of woman using mobile phone while lying on bed

The most believable sickie excuses

While your boss may not always believe you, some excuses are better than others.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Parliament.

Government's employment changes 'pragmatic' say farmers, businesses

But National says they will slow down the job market.

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 20:  Labour leader and prime minister-elect, Jacinda Ardern, and deputy Kelvin Davis arrive at a post-caucus meeting press conference at Parliament on October 20, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand. After weeks of negotiations, New Zealand First leader Winston Peters yesterday announced his party's plans to back a Labour-led government, making Jacinda Ardern New Zealand prime minister-elect.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Government announces major changes to 90-day trial periods

Meal and rest breaks will be restored.


Pet owners hoping for 'pawternity leave'

A business overseas is offering it, so why isn't it happening here?


London restaurant apologises over 'don't be sick' notice

The roster warned employees there could be disciplinary action for calling in sick.


Facebook accused of encouraging ageism

Employers have been placing job ads on Facebook excluding older workers, it has been claimed.


Official briefings paint bleak picture of NZ's working poor

Despite record levels of employment, some people are being left behind.