Businesses looking for employees at jobs open day
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.