Busi­nesses look­ing for em­ploy­ees at jobs open day

CHB Mail - - News -

With the re­gion’s un­em­ploy­ment rate at an eight-year low and work­ers hard to find, busi­nesses will be at­tend­ing an open day next week to show­case the jobs they cur­rently have avail­able in the dis­trict.

The em­ploy­ers at the open day — on the green patch in Ru­atani­wha St, Waipuku­rau from noon to 2pm next Thurs­day, Septem­ber 13 — are ac­tively seek­ing em­ploy­ees for per­ma­nent full­time, part-time and sea­sonal po­si­tions.

Child­care providers, as well as sup­port agen­cies in­clud­ing the Min­istry of So­cial Devel­op­ment, will also be on hand to give guid­ance on child­care sub­si­dies and pack­ages to sup­port peo­ple and fam­i­lies.

“The day is a great op­por­tu­nity for em­ploy­ers and em­ploy­ees to come to­gether,” says Chris­tine Re­nata, com­mu­nity devel­op­ment lead at CHB Dis­trict Coun­cil.

“While achiev­ing em­ploy­ment, the day also di­rectly achieves the out­comes iden­ti­fied in coun­cil’s com­mu­nity well­be­ing strat­egy and sup­ports our com­mu­nity to thrive so­cially and eco­nom­i­cally.” There will be demon­stra­tions and in­for­ma­tion from agri­cul­ture to child­care. Peo­ple should bring photo ID such as a pass­port or driver li­cence, or a copy of their birth cer­tifi­cate.

The rate of un­em­ploy­ment in the Hawke’s Bay re­gion and the num­ber of peo­ple not in ed­u­ca­tion, em­ploy­ment or train­ing (NEETS) are at their low­est lev­els in the last eight years. With com­pe­ti­tion for a lim­ited num­ber of work­ers, the pres­sure is on busi­nesses to find em­ploy­ees to sup­port busi­ness growth and ex­pan­sion.

“Great things are grow­ing here in CHB as they are in the wider Hawke’s Bay re­gion,” says Doug Tate, coun­cil’s group man­ager cus­tomer and com­mu­nity. “With this great pos­i­tiv­ity how­ever, also comes the chal­lenges and op­por­tu­ni­ties to en­sure we have right lo­cal and re­gional work­force to sup­port this growth, which is an ev­er­in­creas­ing fo­cus for us in CHB and the wider re­gion”.

The day is also open to other em­ploy­ers who need staff. To par­tic­i­pate, con­tact Chris­tine Re­nata on 06 857 8060.

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