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Work and Income Services for Employeers

Work and Income has several schemes to support organisations that employ people returning to work or currently on a benefit.


Give Someone a Start
We’re working really closely with a group of parents returning to work who are a great fit for service-based roles in the retail, hospitality and call centre sectors. We can connect you with these job seekers and support you with a package of wrap-around services. To find out more, call us on 0800 778 008 and say you’re calling about giving people a start.


Flexi-wage is a wage subsidy when you employ a person currently on a benefit. You may also be able to get extra funding to help with the costs of training for your new employee (Flexi-Wage Plus) which may include mentoring or in-work support. Call Employer Line 0800 778 008 or visit www.workandincome.govt.nz/jobstreams

You can find more detailed information on these services on the attached flyers.

Flexi-wage flyer

Give-someone-a-start Flyer