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COVID-19 - Employment and Recruitment Resources for the Tourism Industry

COVID-19 has undoubtedly placed significant strain on New Zealand’s tourism industry. It is important that during this time there are resources available for the tourism workforce to be able to seek guidance and assistance where needed so they feel supported.

There are some resources available to ensure our people are provided employment opportunities and remain connected with the industry throughout this time.

Free Job-Matching Website launches for Waikato people

A free job-matching website for the Waikato region goes live to support business owners and employees through COVID-19. The aptly named “Waikato Nxtstep” website is where Waikato businesses can list their vacancies and job seekers can list themselves. The idea came out of the Cambridge Business Chamber, in collaboration with Te Waka, Waikato's Regional Economic Development Agency, and has turned into reality in the space of a few short weeks.

Visit the website here


Go with Tourism

Go with Tourism supports the tourism industry by providing one-on-one personalised support for people who have recently been displaced, operators who run a tourism business, and those wanting to upskill or explore educational pathways in tourism while in self-isolation.

This service is completely free and can help with navigating difficult conversations regarding redundancy and understanding what government assistance options there are available. Go with Tourism can also assist with placing recently displaced tourism employees into other industries, and to help facilitate additional hours and supplementary work those trying to manage a reduction in hours.

Visit their website here.


TIA – staying connected

Tourism Industry Aotearoa have a made their weekly e-newsletter available for all people within the industry to ensure everyone can remain connected, including those who have had to temporarily or permanently leave their current place of employment.

To sign up for their e-newsletter please click here.

This page was last updated 17 April at 15.25pm