Did you know the Ministry of Social Development (MSD)’s work services team is made up of 20 work brokers across the region?
Their role is to provide a free recruitment service to help employers recruit local people into sustainable employment.
This support is available to help businesses find, train and retain great people as well as having access to the largest pool of available talent across the country.
Western Bay of Plenty is serviced by an eight-strong team who, along with three employment co-ordinators, work out of Greerton, Tauranga, Mount Maunganui and Te Puke sites. Together they have more than 80 years’ work broking experience.
A typical day could see them listing vacancies, sharing employment subsidy information or providing post-placement support to a client who may have recently re-entered the work force. Evenings could see them attending business or community events.
The team keep abreast of the local labour market and seasonal trends and are committed to helping employers by getting to know their business and finding the right people for the workplace.
While the focus is to source and list vacancies, potential applicants can also be pre-screened to match an employer’s specific requirements.
Work brokers can advertise a vacancy, shortlist and help with the interview process. The team can also take the stress out of bulk recruitment by facilitating seminars, screening potential applicants and selecting candidates.
While the impacts of COVID-19 have been felt across the country, the team hold fast to their commitment to work with employers to help businesses stay open and keep the Bay of Plenty working. The Wage Subsidy and Wage Subsidy Extension enabled many employers to keep paying staff – during July, 353 Western Bay of Plenty people moved off main benefits into work.
Mount Maunganui Employment Centre
Tina Gerrard 07 928 8620 firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie Richardson 07 928 8620 Katie.Richardson013@msd.govt.nz
Tauranga Service Centre
Maurice Pohatu 07 928 8283 email@example.com
Dave Bryan 07 928 8334 Dave.Bryan005@msd.govt.nz
Dan McClintock 07 928 8335 Dan.McClintock004@msd.govt.nz
Amiria Ngatai 07 928 8339 firstname.lastname@example.org
Greerton Service Centre
Roselyn Naickar 07 928 8506 Roselyn.Nackar001@msd.govt.nz
Tania Epiha 07 928 8284 email@example.com
Tanya Williams 07 928 8509 Tanya.Williams013@msd.govt.nz
Te Puke Service Centre
Ben Francis firstname.lastname@example.org
Work broker (seasonal work)
Marian Jamieson 07 928 8251 email@example.com