News

We've updated our undersupply and oversupply labour market lists. These are lists for employers, so they can see which roles are either over or under supplied, and in which areas. Employers need this information so they can check if they're able to hire someone from overseas to fill this role. The lists have been updated after a quarterly review and are effective from 16 April 2021.

16 April 2021

When you'll be paid and when our contact centres are open over Easter and Anzac Day.

19 March 2021

The Government has extended the Apprenticeship Boost initiative for another 4 months, so it runs until August 2022. A total of 24 months of payments could be available to help retain an apprentice who is in their first two years of training.

19 March 2021

Applications for the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy March 2021 will close this Sunday.

17 March 2021

Some offices are closed due to the earlier earthquake, and tsunami warning.

5 March 2021

Business support is available now with Auckland at COVID-19 Alert Level 2 and the rest of New Zealand at Alert Level 1.

3 March 2021

On 1 April 2021 benefit and payment rates will increase due to the Annual General Adjustment

2 March 2021

Business support available now with Auckland at COVID-19 Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand at Alert Level 2.

19 February 2021

From 1 April 2021, you'll be able to earn more from work or other income each week before your benefit is affected. This is called the income abatement threshold.

16 February 2021

The Government has announced an expansion to the Flexi-wage programme, to support thousands more job seekers into employment.

11 February 2021