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The PurSuit of excellence
Flaxmere-based job seeker service PurSuit is in hot demand. Not only has it seen the number of people it helps triple each year, but other regions are now asking them to start offering the service there. PurSuit provides interview training and clothes for job seekers, and has helped over 800 people since beginning in late 2017. “Even though our focus...
Getting lift off – insight into youth development programmes
To counteract concerns the job market would get harder for its rangatahi (young people) following the Covid-19 outbreak, they fast-tracked plans to create jobs themselves and LIFT Business on Emerson Street, Napier, was born. This retail hub, supported by council and charitable funding, opened its doors in August selling products made by LIFT’s rangatahi ‘clients’ or their broader whānau. Part...