Pages tagged "Social Development and Employment"

  • More action needed to get New Zealanders into jobs

    The news the unemployment rate is 4.9% does not excuse the Government from taking further action to help New Zealanders into jobs, says National’s Social Development and Employment Spokesperson, Louise Upston.

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  • Extending Flexi-wage another failure for Labour

    New Zealanders are still waiting on the details of Labour’s extension to the Flexi-wage scheme, despite the Prime Minister promising it would be in place before Christmas, National’s Social Development & Employment spokesperson Louise Upston says.

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  • Time for the Government to adopt JobStart

    With 212,468 people on a jobseeker benefit, it’s time for the Government to take urgent action and adopt National’s JobStart policy, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says.

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  • More Kiwi families in hardship

    While many families across the country will be looking forward to the summer break, the number of people on a benefit is a stark reminder that many Kiwis are struggling to make ends meet and are anxious to find work, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says.

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  • More evidence of broken promises from Labour

    Stats released today show Emergency Housing grants were at record high in the September quarter despite promises from Labour to solve the housing crisis and end homelessness, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston and Simon O’Connor Social Housing spokesperson say.

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