Youth disengagement is one of the catch-phrases of this century. It is both a global, national and local phenomenon and highlights the need for policy intervention directed at improving transitions to the workforce, education and/or training.
The number of school leavers in New Zealand is declining. Coupled with an ageing workforce, this means New Zealand employers are going to increasingly struggle to find trained individuals for their job openings.
The Ministry of Business, Employment and Innovation (MBIE) has recently released a report (July 2015) on the exploitation of migrant workers involved in the Canterbury rebuild.