Young Workers Resource Centre



The Young Workers' Resource Centre (YWRC) is dedicated to supporting rangitahi through meaningful employment experiences through employment education workshops.

Founded on 2nd September 1993, our primary objective is to provide education, information and assistance to young people about workplace issues. Our vision is for young people to be empowered in the workplace in a way that enhances well-being, fosters understanding and creates positive change in workplace relationships.

If you would like to donate to the Young Workers’ Resource Centre please


To achieve the wonderful work they do, the YWRC is made up a committee of 10 volunteers and two paid, full-time staff members:

mel    erina

The Centre can offer expert advice and support on:

  •  Employment Agreements
  • Minimum Legal Requirements (including Minimum Rights and Employment Legislation)
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Discrimination (Human Rights)
  • Health and Safety
  • Workplace Unions

The YWRC visits high schools, private training establishments and other community sites to provide some or all of the following: a range of workshops on employment rights and obligations; resources and additional information; and a referral service. We also deliver workshops on employment-related unit standards under NZQA. Our service area encompasses the greater Waikato, King Country, Bay of Plenty and Coromandel regions.

The Young Workers Resource Centre are also proud Living Wage Employers.


Returning To Work: A Young Mum’s Story

Returning To Work: A Young Mum’s Story

Georgie Dansey is a mum of two, who works part time for the Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA). She likes to run, and explore, and is interested in building community back into an individualist society. _________________________________________________________________ I’m writing this from a plane, in which I’m flying to Christchurch for work. Before boarding I saw a little boy waiting with his mum, eating a gingerbread man […]
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We Are Hiring

We Are Hiring

  Contact Person: Mel Martin – Services Manager 022 658 1647 Job Advert: The Young Workers Resource Centre (YWRC) are looking for just the right person to join their small Hamilton team in a six-month fixed-term capacity; someone that will match our youth-led and dynamic service. The Business Manager position is 35-hours per week based in Hamilton, with some regional travel expected. The Centre has […]
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Fired! An All Too Common Tale…

Fired! An All Too Common Tale…

by Jessica Hannam “So you’re telling me that you know I haven’t actually done anything wrong, you’re just waiting for me to say the wrong thing so you can trip me up?” I quickly sat on my hands so he couldn’t see them shaking. It had been 20 minutes of talking in circles and I was beginning to accept my obvious fate. My manager stared […]
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