E whakatūturu nei kia whai angitu ngā iwi katoa o Aotearoa kia whai wāhi pai atu ki te poritanga, ā, kia eke ō rātou nā pitomata Ensuring New Zealanders have the chance to participate positively in society and reach their potential

We want to improve people’s readiness for and access to employment, while recognising that people also participate through volunteering or caring for whānau and families. We engage with people, families, whānau and communities to understand their aspirations and what is important to them, including their situation, culture and values. We connect people with opportunities to realise their goals, reach their potential and grow, and participate positively in society.

Ngā tau matua The key numbers

In 2020/21 we helped more than 113,000 New Zealanders to get work, enabling them to move out of the benefit system – the highest figure achieved since the turn of the millennium, and an increase of almost 38,700 (51.8 percent) from the previous year.

We provide tools and programmes to improve people’s readiness for work and to get them to a place where they can compete in the job market. This year over 26,300 people took part in employment programmes.