Unemployment: A Silent Genocide

Unemployment: A Silent Genocide
Zanian Steele is the current Business Manager for the Young Workers Resource Centre. With a background in teaching employment relations and having worked in Human Resources, Zanian has interviewed hundreds of prospective employees for both office, and trades based work. He has a broad knowledge of the local Labour Market, and has experience placing long term unemployed and former criminal offenders into employment.  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The […]
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Christina Couling: A Rant on… NZ Housing

Christina Couling: A Rant on… NZ Housing
Brand new YWRC columnist Christina Couling is a former member of the YWRC board, a union organiser, as well as a fierce and passionate advocate for those in need. We'll be bringing you Christina's rants on a monthly basis in the name of starting conversations, and creating a safe space to have those conversations. Enjoy! ______________________________________________________________________________ Are you a human? Do you want to live […]
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How Can We Support You? Sick Leave…

How Can We Support You? Sick Leave…
Jo Wrigley is standing for the Green Party Aotearoa as the candidate in the Hamilton West Electorate, having developed an appetite for positive change and a healthy and sustainable future. An active voice in her community, Jo advocates for beneficiaries and people on low incomes, rainbow issues, secure housing, accessible public transport and the union movement. Jo is a proud FIRST Union member, and since joining […]
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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 educator@ywrc.org.nz 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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Will Work for Living Wage

Will Work for Living Wage
Okay... So, will work for any wage, because basically that's the climate we live in. A job's a job, and any wage is better than no wage, right? And that mentality is what's wrong with the majority of under-waged employment situations in New Zealand. According to a Stuff.co.nz article we caught, leading budget adviser Darryl Evans has said New Zealand should scrap the minimum wage […]
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Another Year, Lots of New Dreams

Another Year, Lots of New Dreams
Happy 2017 Young Workers! The YWRC is officially back open for business after a summer of rejigging, rejuvenating, and a bit of sweating! We've got a tonne of interesting things happening with the 2017 General Election rolling around a bit later this year. We'll be campaigning for young people like yourselves to get out and vote; which means you'll be hearing a lot about why we think […]
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15 Really Great Things That Happened in 2016.

15 Really Great Things That Happened in 2016.
So, you’ve seen the 2016 Song by those two charming, cursing, British broads… And there is no denying that this year delivered us some real doosies. Losing Alan Rickman might be the worst thing that ever happened in life; but we just wanted to point out that actually 2016 delivered us a few blessings too. In the name of finishing this year on a positive […]
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