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Open Day Promotes Employment Opportunities In Central Hawke’s Bay


Friday 31 August 2018

An employment open day to be held on Thursday 13 September between 12 and 2pm on the green patch in Ruataniwha Street in Waipukurau, will highlight current employment opportunities available in Central Hawke’s Bay.

The open day is another forum for local businesses and industry, to inform the community of the employment opportunities currently available in Central Hawke’s Bay, in a number of different sectors.

The open day will include employers actively seeking employees for permanent fulltime, part-time and seasonal work.  Childcare providers, as well as support agencies including the Ministry of Social Development, will also be on hand to give guidance on available child-care subsidies and packages to support people and families into employment.

“The day is a great opportunity for employers and employees to come together”, says Christine Renata, Community Development Lead at Central Hawke’s Bay District Council.  “While achieving employment, the day also directly achieves the outcomes identified in Council’s Community Well-being Strategy and supports our community to THRIVE socially and economically”.

The day will include demonstrations and information from employers in sectors from agriculture to childcare – a free sausage sizzle is also available.  Anybody seeking employment on the day should bring a form of photo ID such as a passport or drivers licence, or alternatively a copy of their birth certificate.

With a thriving, growing economy and positive future, Central Hawke’s Bay is experiencing an awakening and surge of positivity, heightened activity and economic growth.

Based on 2017 statistics data, the rate of unemployment in the Hawke’s Bay region and those not in education, employment or training (NEETS) are at their lowest levels in the last eight years, limiting the availability of employees in the District and Region.  Also with a growing GDP locally and regionally, the pressure on businesses to find new employees to support business growth and expansion is an increasing challenge.

“Great things are growing here in Central Hawke’s Bay, as they are in the wider Hawke’s Bay Region”, says Doug Tate Group Manager Customer and Community at Central Hawke’s Bay District Council.  “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 ever increasing focus for us in Central Hawke’s Bay and the wider region”.

7 September 2018

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