The Labour Market and Employment Strategy Better Work Working Better
The labour market has a major impact on the lives of New Zealanders. More than two million of us are in paid work, and for most of us its the largest source of income.
The Government has reviewed its employment strategy to broaden its focus and place greater emphasis on the quality of work, and the rewards from it.
The new labour market and employment strategy, Better Work Working Better, sets out aspirations for the kind of labour market we want, and indicates in broad terms how we could get there.
The outcome of the strategy is to achieve high quality employment in productive and innovative industries, regions and businesses,that drives sustainable economic growth and opportunities for all New Zealanders.
The goals of the strategy are:
- High levels of participation in high quality, well-paid and diversified employment;
- A diverse, adaptable and highly skilled workforce;
- High quality and productive workplaces, within an effective regulatory environment; and
- High performing sector and regional labour markets.