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Category: Careers and Employment

Growing firm casts net close and wide in search of engineering talent

It’s one of the biggest industries in the world and a home-grown Kiwi company has carved up its fair share. Energy company Electropar has grown from a small family business 50 years ago to employing a staff of about 110 today, but has now come face-to-face with the skills shortage. Managing director Kristian Jensen says the company has recruited 25…

Future focus on community health

The health sector has among the most dire skill shortages in New Zealand, with Maori and Pacific Island communities hit the hardest. But, this year, the first health students will graduate from a relatively new education partnership dedicated to Counties Manukau. The programme, dubbed “Grow Our Own Workforce”, begins in local high schools where promising students can study health and…