An engineer firms finds that all major works have been completed on projects within the city and the firm has engineers in waiting to be reassigned, although there has been little released for future project works in the city and regional areas and the company has been unsuccessful in its tender for current works.
An Australian Bureau of Statistics survey reported that 15 per cent of Australian workers aged 45 and over say they don’t plan to retire. Most intend to ease down to part-time work.
Staff can also opt for a sea change (Trading down) and be traded to a lower level position or employment type. The employer benefits on the trade and provides another option for the employee to consider in relocating to a “slow pace” life style change near the sea side. Popular option for those who are wanting to keep topping up their superannuation before rolling it over.
Workers arrive for work on a Friday morning at the gates to find the factory is shut and an employer representative is handing out redundancy notices.
Why a Friday?
The holder of a 457 visa (overseas workers) has finished the term of their employment with a sponsor employer. The worker has gained experience and developed a skills set under the training of the sponsor employer. The overseas worker can now be traded by the employer to another sponsor employer and have the visa extended.
Under 457 visa laws - recruitment companies can not sponsor and contract workers to employers and then on hire the visa holder to other employers.
A staff member’s partner has just been transfer by their company to a regional area in the country away from the city. The staff member who is of great value to the company has to leave given their personal circumstance. The company has invested a great deal of training time and money into the staff member.
The employer can help promote the profile of the staff member into the new region they are intending to move which can compliment their current skills set. The employers can opt for a return and reinvest in a new employee.
More than 140 staff at Christchurch's Medlab South laboratory were made redundant today after 10 months of job uncertainty.
Medlab South and Southern Community Laboratories have been vying for one service provider contract with the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) after the February earthquake sparked a review of the city's lab services. http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/6128372/Over-140-lab-staff-lose-jobs
CAIRNS Regional Council says 50 voluntary redundancies will save it up to $4 million as the local economy recovers.
The council announced yesterday it was offering staff voluntary redundancies to trim its budget in a tough economic climate.
Cairns Regional Council chief executive Lyn Russell said it was targeting about 50 positions but stressed frontline services would not be affected.
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Between 300-500 jobs could be lost with Redundancy cheques now been drawn up. Blue Scope has yet to report the numbers to be traded to other companies
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