The Human Rights Commission’s latest piece of work on youth employment, The Right To Work focused on young people seeking work in South Auckland, Northland as well as disabled job seekers.

The report features case studies including Youth Connections Across Auckland, which The Tindall Foundation supports. Other examples in Auckland include CadetMax, In-Work NZ Ltd and Pasifiika Medical Association. There are also case studies of projects from The Far North and for young people with disabilities.

Read the report here: The-right-to-work-accessible-version.

About The Right To Work
For many young people in Aotearoa New Zealand, their right to work is greatly hindered. The risk of exclusion from employment remains greatest for Māori and Pacific young people, for young people in deprived areas including work-poor rural communities and for disabled young people. The Commission has looked for examples of effective solutions that have resulted in increased youth employment for these groups. This online resource shares what it found.

The Right To Work continues the Commission’s focus on young New Zealanders and their right to work, highlighted in its National Conversation about Work in 2009 and Tracking Equality at Work in 2011 in which the Commission described the work future for young Kiwis as a “ticking time bomb”.  In 2012 the Commission welcomed the national youth to work strategy rolled out by the Mayor’s Taskforce for Jobs.

The Right To Work is about building the aspirations of young New Zealanders and ensuring communities and especially businesses understand and embrace the long term benefits of employing young people,” said Dr Blue.

Find out more about The Right To Work.